Re: [rtcweb] Google statement on codecs

David Singer <singer@apple.com> Tue, 31 July 2012 22:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Google statement on codecs
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On Jul 30, 2012, at 1:08 , Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org> wrote:

> On 7/29/2012 8:13 PM, Ralph Giles wrote:
>> On 12-07-29 6:44 PM, Maire Reavy wrote:
>> 
>>> Mandating encumbered codecswould force open-source projects to violate
>>> the spec (by not implementing a mandatory codec).  For this reason and
>>> the reasons Justin cites, we believe Opus, G.711 and VP8 are the best
>>> mandatory-to-implement choices for the spec.
>> +1
> 

There are open-source implementations of encumbered codecs (e.g. x264); and I expect that there are proprietary codecs that are believed to be unencumbered :-).  Let's not confuse the two classes.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.