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.
Even though the known implementation of WebRTC is the open source coming from Google, it is not the only implementation. This interview is with Stefan Alund from Ericsson who is heading the team behind OpenWebRTC