Re: [rtcweb] Platforms that support H264 (was: Congratuiations on the Cisco announcement - but we still prefer VP8)

Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> Sat, 02 November 2013 17:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Platforms that support H264 (was: Congratuiations on the Cisco announcement - but we still prefer VP8)
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Same questions for OS X and Windows actually. Last time we checked (which
was also some time ago) there was no way to get the OS to *encode* H.264
for you.

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On 2 Nov 2013 17:57, "tim panton" <tim@phonefromhere.com> wrote:

>
> On 2 Nov 2013, at 15:02, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> 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.
>
> Martin, can I ask you to talk with your Skype engineering team and check
> up on
> the exact way that works on iOS. Last time I looked, it seemed you
> couldn’t use the
> Apple supplied (hardware accelerated) h264 library for realtime
> encode/decode and
> it wasn’t at all clear to me that the hardware encoder licence covered any
> soft implementation of h264 we
> added.
>
> I’d like to caveat that:
>  1) it was a while ago. 2) I’m not a lawyer. 3) it was a thought
> experiment.
> So it would be interesting to get a current view from the trenches.
>
> T.
>
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