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

Peter Saint-Andre - &yet <peter@andyet.net> Thu, 11 December 2014 21:35 UTC

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On 12/9/14, 2:44 AM, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> I note that the "confirming sense of the room" thread has gotten a lot
> of messages that are not declaring a position on the question.
>
> I also note that from the messages on the thread, I can't figure out if
> Keith Drage, Gili, Monty Montgomery or Peter Saint-Andre have taken a
> position (I could guess, but I don't want to - besides, they might not
> want to take a position, which is perfectly OK).

+0. I neither support nor object to The Honolulu Compromise (THC).

As Mo Zanaty pointed out, its primary benefit is that it necessitates 
codec negotiation, capabilities discovery, and other features that can 
will prove helpful once we have a truly open and technically superior 
video codec (think "Opus for video").

Until then, THC is merely a temporary palliative.

Peter

P.S. https://blog.andyet.com/2014/12/11/video-codecs-past-present-future