Re: [rtcweb] Congratuiations on the Cisco announcement - but we still prefer VP8

David Singer <singer@apple.com> Tue, 05 November 2013 02:26 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Congratuiations on the Cisco announcement - but we still prefer VP8
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On Nov 5, 2013, at 1:35 , cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org> wrote:

> On 04/11/2013 11:26 AM, Randell Jesup wrote:
>> Interop is certainly a consideration and that's where H.264's advantage lies.  (H.264's only real technical advantages are interop and the possibility of existing hardware support).
> 
>     When was Constrained Baseline Profile defined? Based on Wikipedia I'm guessing it was sometime in 2009. If so, how widely is it implemented?

It got its name then, yes.  Previously it was known as that portion of baseline that was compatible also with the main profile, which was such a mouthful, people finally gave it a name.

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>     We keep on referring to H.264 as a black box that is supported universally, but when you dig into the specifics (specific profile on specific platforms) the story is a lot less clear.
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David Singer
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