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

Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org> Mon, 08 December 2014 17:56 UTC

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On 12/5/2014 2:58 PM, Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
> Considering that:
> 1) We have committed to an MTI video codec
> 2) All consensus calls on "VP8 only" and "H.264 only" have failed
> 3) This is the only proposal that gets support from both camps
> I strongly support this MTI proposal.
> Please, let's close this debate once and for all. This compromise is
> by no means great, but it's much better than anything else we're going
> to get otherwise (i.e. more wasted time and still no MTI).

+1 - it's by no means my preferred solution, but it's one I can live 
with, and better than the alternative of the status-quo - no MTI at 
all.  If it wasn't for OpenH264, my answer would be different.

I can't see adopting H.264 as sole MTI, and I can't see that we'd get 
consensus to adopt VP8 as sole MTI.  That basically leaves stone knives 
and bear skins (aka H.261) just to claim we have MTI, nothing (wild 
west), or this.  (Unless magically MPEG-LA changes their mind - in which 
case that might trigger the kickout here.)

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