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RE: <device> proposal (for video conferencing, etc)

From: Nick Lothian <nlothian@educationau.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 08:01:28 +1030
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, Ben Murdoch <benm@google.com>
Message-ID: <C61BBB9C527C5A49A8C9069ABC4B005F15C82DEA20@eduau-mail.eduau.local>
> >
> > Perhaps I am missing something, but this requirement isn't entirely
> > obvious to me :) Why do we need to agree on a codec any more than we
> > needed for the <video> tag?
>
> We need to for <video> also.
>
> However, in this case we need to even more, because otherwise there's
> no
> guarantee that a user with one browser could chat to a user with
> another
> browser, which makes the whole exercise pointless.
>

Won't that go via a server, which could potentially transcode?

Or are we talking about doing Browser-to-Browser Websocket communications (which would be great, but I'm fairly sure isn't currently supported)

Nick

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