Re: [rtcweb] On the topic of MTI video codecs

Daniel-Constantin Mierla <miconda@gmail.com> Thu, 31 October 2013 20:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] On the topic of MTI video codecs
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On 10/31/13 10:35 AM, Olle E. Johansson wrote:
> On 30 Oct 2013, at 22:40, Cullen Jennings (fluffy) <fluffy@cisco.com> wrote:
>
>> On Oct 30, 2013, at 12:20 PM, Leon Geyser <lgeyser@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Unfortunately like Jonathan pointed out H.264 will only be able to be used royalty free on certain(most popular) platforms.
>>> To be able to avoid negotiation failure we need a MTI codec that every potential now/future browser would be able to implement freely.
>>> I like what Cisco did, but the solution seems a bit half-baked.
>>>
>> I think that Mozilla put it pretty nicely in their blog. What this annoucement gives us is not a perfect world. Mozilla is working towards a better future but in the mean time, this is the best thing we could possibly figure out on how to make the internet today be the best it can be for users.
>>
> For the Open Source community in general I beleve this is a big move forward and I want to thank everyone involved in getting this done. It can not have been an easy internal struggle through all layers of the company. Everyone will benefit from it.
>
> For us in the Asterisk community I believe this opens up for use of video in a whole new way.
To my understanding, the release of the codec is for webrtc only, and 
particularly for client side/browsers. For clarification, is this 
codec/blob available to use for free in any application, no matter its 
relation with webrtc sessions?

Daniel

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