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Requests permissions for media type.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
AVRecorder 8.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "AVRecorder.RequestAccessForMediaType"; MediaType )   More


Parameter Description Example
MediaType The media type, can be video or audio. "video"


Returns OK or error.


Requests permissions for media type.
Requests access to the underlying hardware for the media type, showing a dialog to the user if necessary.
May show a dialog to user, so call early when the features are needed.
Check with AVRecorder.AuthorizationStatusForMediaType, whether you are allowed.

The application (FileMaker or runtime) may need to have Microphone and Camera usage strings in info.plist as well as entitlements used for code signing for those. FileMaker Pro 18.0.3 or newer does have those, but for a runtime or iOS SDK based app you may need to add that yourself.


Check status and request access:

If [ MBS("IsMacOS") ]
    Set Variable [ $status ; Value: MBS( "AVRecorder.AuthorizationStatusForMediaType"; "video" ) ]
    If [ $status = "NotDetermined" ]
        Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AVRecorder.RequestAccessForMediaType"; "video" ) ]
        Exit Script [ Text Result: ]
    Else If [ $status = "Denied" ]
        Show Custom Dialog [ "Can't access camera" ; "Please go to system preferences, privacy and enable camera for FileMaker." ]
        Exit Script [ Text Result: ]
    Else If [ $status = "Authorized" ]
        # this is fine!
    End If
Else If [ MBS("IsWindows") ]
    # nothing needed
End If

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Created 2nd September 2018, last changed 24th February 2022

AVRecorder.ReleaseAll - AVRecorder.SetAudioDevice