Re: [rtcweb] Video codecs: Clear positions....

Tim Panton <tim@phonefromhere.com> Tue, 09 December 2014 20:03 UTC

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> On 9 Dec 2014, at 19:35, David Singer <singer@apple.com <mailto:singer@apple.com>> wrote:
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> I am trying to find out a simple answer:  how many endpoints would, in fact, expect to support both codecs?

I’ve said before - my view is that most toolkits for building webRTC compliant native apps  will ship with support for both codecs, but with levers to
allow the developer to disable the use of a specific codec where it is in appropriate to their use-case for one reason or another.

It is unknowable what choices individual app developers will make.

- But remember webRTC is unlike most web technologies, it takes 2 peers to tango, so most app developers will probably
enable both codecs if they can. Especially if they intend to allow web based users to communicate with native app users. They will do so 
because hopefully O/A can make a better codec choice at runtime than they can at compile time, given the huge variety in 
possible endpoint hardware.

Tim

Tim Panton - Web/VoIP consultant and implementor
www.westhawk.co.uk <http://www.westhawk.co.uk/>