Re: [rtcweb] H.261

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Fri, 22 November 2013 20:18 UTC

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From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:17:25 -0800
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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] H.261
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On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Ron <ron@debian.org>; wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 01:30:34PM -0600, Stefan Slivinski wrote:
> > No, this is taking things to extremes.  This codec hasn't been used in
> any
> > industry for 15 years.  The entire video conferencing industry uses
> H.264,
> > the broadcast industry uses H.264, the streaming video industry uses
> H.264,
> > facetime, skype both use H.264.  The list goes on and on.
>
> And this working group exists precisely _because_ the other solutions in
> existence today all have obvious failings.
>

Well, all technologies have failings--generally obvious ones--but it's
certainly
not correct that RTCWEB exists because of failings in the media codecs
used by previous solutions.

-Ekr