[rtcweb] On the topic of MTI video codecs

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Wed, 30 October 2013 17:55 UTC

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Subject: [rtcweb] On the topic of MTI video codecs
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As Jonathan mentioned earlier, this morning Cisco announced that it will 
be open sourcing an H.264 implementation as well as gratis binary 
modules compiled from that source and hosted by Cisco for download. 
Mozilla will be modifying Firefox to support H.264 by downloading 
Cisco's binary module.

In previous discussions of which codec should be MTI, Mozilla has stated 
that it could not accept H.264 as MTI, primarily because we could not 
deliver H.264 in Firefox. That obstacle is now removed, and we can 
accept either codec as MTI.

Mozilla intends to continue supporting VP8 in WebRTC, but we will also 
support H.264.