Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process

Ron <ron@debian.org> Thu, 21 November 2013 22:42 UTC

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On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 01:58:59PM -0800, Eric Rescorla wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Basil Mohamed Gohar <
> >
> > It's no more crappy than having G.711 as a fallback audio codec for
> > legacy purposes, which we've already done for rtcweb audio.
> 
> 
> And there was really significant debate about that. The argument that
> ultimately carried the day was that
> 
> (a) G.711 was trivial
> (b) There were major interop advantages for the PSTN.
> 
> Neither of these two considerations applies here.

H.261 was in fact designed for use in the same 64kbs timeslots of the
same ISDN that G.711 was designed for and is still used on, and both
are still part of the same standards that define what to use there.

So if transparent interop with the PSTN is a major consideration ... :)

  Blocky turtles all the way down,
  Ron