There are 2 main decision criteria for choosing a video codec – technical and business. Tsahi touched the technical part in his post. While I’ll get a bit into the technical aspects as well, in this post I also want to cover some of the business considerations. Let’s put one thing behind us. The difference between H.264 and VP8 from quality perspective is more of a religion than anything else.
While people have questioned the likelihood of Apple adding WebRTC anytime soon it is now clear to all that the WebRTC train has left the Apple planning station and is now parking at development. From the simple statement on Apple’s Webkit status page saying it is “In Development” it is still hard to understand the details. Our live Webinar & Q&A will answer some of them.
Google published the release notes of Chrome 50. It now supports H.264 (behind a flag). Google adds H.264 to Chrome. This was an expected addition to Chrome given the WebRTC Mandatory to Implement video codec decision at the IETF that both VP8 and H.264 should be supported by browsers. Does this put an end to the need for WebRTC video transcoding and to server side decode and encode?
The more permissive screen sharing is, the higher the security risks are. Users expect the browser to protect them from security threats of websites they visit and that each website will be isolated, similar to the sandbox concept. To achieve this, browsers implement the Same Origin Policy (SOP), which in essence means that HTML and Scripts of site A can’t have access to other sites’ content
WebRTC Helping Local Businesses – An Interview Philippe Vayssac, Chief Innovation Officer for Groupama
Starting something new that is not directly inline with common business of a large company is like pushing a large rock up a hill. How WebRTC and other open source and cloud platforms come to the rescue of internal innovators is the theme of this interview with Philippe Vayssac, Chief Innovation Officer for Groupama who started a social network for local businesses in rural France.
Yesterday we had our second live WebRTC Q&A session. On the session we had Dan Burnett, Alex Gouaillard and myself.
Below are the highlights of the session. For more details see the session recording and presentation.
You can also see some of the feedback received from people who participated in the session: “Great Webinar” “Thanks Alex, Dan and Amir. Good session”