Re: [rtcweb] Platforms that support H264

Tim Panton <thp@westhawk.co.uk> Mon, 04 November 2013 16:12 UTC

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On 4 Nov 2013, at 13:51, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

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> On Nov 3, 2013, at 2:41 , Gili <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> wrote:
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>>   So... the only platform that supports H.264 natively (real-time encoding/decoding) is Windows 8? Any others?
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> The fact that there currently isn't an API is different from whether the platform can do it (in the iOS case).  reverse engineering suggests that FaceTime uses AVC (H.264).

Which nicely encapsulates the problem, only the platform owner gets to use the accelerated hardware,
where as the 3rd party developers have to use a software emulation, and pay for it. That's hardly the open
model the IETF espouses.

T.

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> David Singer
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Tim Panton - Web/VoIP consultant and implementor
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