Re: [rtcweb] MTI Video Codec: a novel proposal

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On 10/11/2014 12:40 PM, Tim Panton wrote:
> The realities I’m thinking of are the ones facing someone building a
> video enabled pet phone (for example). I can get H264 hardware very
> cheaply (eg a raspberry Pi) and have it communicate with an ios App
> or firefox on a laptop without any license (as far as I can tell).
> Getting the same setup to work with VP8 will consume significantly
> more battery power at both ends.
>
> I wish this were not the case, but that’s the reality I see.

I was/am under the impression that this reality will change over the 
coming year as devices roll out with hardware VP8 support.

According to http://wiki.webmproject.org/hardware/devices Raspberry Pi 
already supports hardware decoding. The assumption is that they are 
working on hardware encoding in a future release.

Gili