Re: [rtcweb] confirming sense of the room: mti codec

Tim Panton <tim@phonefromhere.com> Wed, 10 December 2014 08:16 UTC

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> On 10 Dec 2014, at 01:03, Bernard Aboba <bernard.aboba@gmail.com> wrote:
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> My bad. 
> 
> New question:  How can an endpoint that implements video but none of the MTI codecs be construed as "WebRTC Compatible”? 

At the risk of falling down the semantic trap you set, it could be pushing an experimental webGL based codec over the data channel.
or an art installation. It might implement encode only of one of the MTIs - one way survelliance - or even encode on VP8 and decode on h264
because of some whacky licensing shenanigans.

It is very easy to see these standards in terms of classic video calls, while forgetting that the web is a wild and exciting place full of 
strange and unexpected surprises.

Tim.