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.
Last week Apple posted a new position on their job board with the title: WebKit Media Engineer – WebRTC (see below full job post). Now that looks like great news. Maybe Apple is working towards adding WebRTC to the Safari browser for iOS and OS X. Before we open the champagne bottle let’s take a closer look at this one.
Making WebRTC run nicely on mobile is still a challenge. There are different options for doing this and they vary based on specific needs, device type and OS.