Re: [rtcweb] Making both VP8 and H264 MTI

cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> Tue, 05 November 2013 18:04 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Making both VP8 and H264 MTI
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On 05/11/2013 12:23 PM, Wolfgang Beck wrote:
> H.264 for legacy interop, VP8 for the use cases where the MPEG LA's 
> licensing conditions might get into the way of a novel service.. 
> sounds like a good compromise. Of course this moves the complexity 
> from the network (video transcoding gateways) into the browser. As 
> transcoding gateways don't scale well, I'd prefer the browser support 
> for both codecs.

     You're always free to use H.264 for legacy interop. I don't see why 
this means it should be MTI (forcing everyone to pay a license or jump 
through distribution loopholes).

Gili