Re: [rtcweb] Google statement on codecs

Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org> Mon, 30 July 2012 08:08 UTC

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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

Not that anyone will be surprised, as I'm tech lead for WebRTC at 
Mozilla and point person on much of the IETF stuff for it, but +1 from 
me as well.  Non-free MTI codecs would be a massive problem for 
Linux/BSD distros and other open source projects, as well as Mozilla.

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Randell Jesup
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