Re: [rtcweb] Finishing up the Video Codec document, MTI (again, still, sorry)

Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> Mon, 08 December 2014 17:49 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Finishing up the Video Codec document, MTI (again, still, sorry)
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On 8 December 2014 at 09:43, Iñaki Baz Castillo <ibc@aliax.net> wrote:
> The "MUST implement VP8 and H264" is a break line in the W3C, meaning
> that from now on just big vendors (those who can deal with licensing
> stuff) can conform with the specifications. And that is no good at
> all.

To the extent that this is true, it is true already.  If you want to
create a competitive browser, you need significant resources.  At any
one time, you need to have about this much work in flight, even once
you reach parity: https://status.modern.ie/

However, calling out codecs as being special is ridiculous.  Firefox
manages, therefore this hypothetical new player could do the same
thing.