Re: [rtcweb] Usecases for innovation.

Bernard Aboba <bernard_aboba@hotmail.com> Wed, 09 November 2011 23:11 UTC

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Tim said:

"Both cases point out the fact that tying codecs/networking/negotiation into
one object and only presenting a (somewhat opaque) blob of SDP to represent
them limits what we can do at the javascript end. That may be a limitation
we can live with, but at least we need to acknowledge that it is a
limitation."

[BA] For webcams with hardware encode/decode, this is an issue.  Given the
performance/power issues, it is important to enable the device
capabilities/codec support to be integrated.  It's one thing to talk about
what codecs a browser needs to support, but it should be recognized that
hardware could supplement those capabilities, and the browser shouldn't be a
bottleneck preventing the hardware from being utilized.