Re: [rtcweb] MTI Video Codec: a novel proposal

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> Sat, 15 November 2014 21:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] MTI Video Codec: a novel proposal
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* Gaelle Martin-Cocher:

> Some device/OS vendors have released API to hardware supported codec
> (BlackBerry included). One of the goal is to offer codec access
> without additional cost to non-platform-native
> UA/browser/device/non-browser, hence maximizing interoperability for
> WebRTC endpoints. And without having multiple occurrences of codecs
> being loaded on the platform.

The API maybe there, but it does not necessarily confer a patent
license to application developers, just like a patent license obtained
by a WebRTC implementor does not necessarily extend to a service that
integrates WebRTC.