Re: [rtcweb] Platforms that support H264

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Sat, 02 November 2013 22:19 UTC

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From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2013 15:18:04 -0700
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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Platforms that support H264
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On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Gili <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> wrote:

> Martin,
>
>     I fully understand why Firefox would be happy but as someone who plan
> to integrate WebRTC into a non-browser application, especially on iOS,
> Cisco's solution simply does not work. I appreciate their contribution, but
> again, it simply doesn't help my use-case.
>

I haven't seen  you explain how your use case is different from that of
a browser. Could you please do so?

-Ekr


> Gili
>
>
> On 11/2/2013 11:02 AM, Martin Thomson wrote:
>
>> On 2 November 2013 07:37, cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> wrote:
>>
>>>      I can't think of a single platform that supports real-time H.264
>>> encoding/decoding natively today.
>>>
>> That's a very strange way to put the question.
>>
>> Let me put another spin on it, and please excuse the example...
>>
>> Skype runs on more platforms than you might think.  Those platforms
>> can all support H.264 to the extent that Skype requires.
>>
>> Cisco's generous offer opens almost the same capability to anyone,
>> with the caveat that some platforms currently remain closed.  Of
>> course, you could let your ideals get in the way of progress.  Me, I'm
>> a pragmatist.  This gift represents a great opportunity for people who
>> actually care about the practical outcomes.
>>
>> There's been a lot of mouth-gazing of gift horses on this list of
>> late.  I sure hope that this isn't representative of the real
>> sentiment of the community.  I'd like to think that people are better
>> than that.
>>
>> (BTW, I understand and respect Harald's position.  From where he sits,
>> I'm sure that his conclusion makes perfect sense.)
>>
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