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

From: Nick Lothian <nlothian@educationau.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:02:26 +1030
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, Ben Murdoch <benm@google.com>
Message-ID: <C61BBB9C527C5A49A8C9069ABC4B005F15C82DEC18@eduau-mail.eduau.local>
> > >
> > > 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?
>
> When we do go through a server, it would certainly be better if the
> server
> didn't have to transcode every frame. That's a lot of load on the
> server.
> But I think ideally we'd eventually come up with a client-to-client
> protocol, and so the server couldn't transcode even if it wanted to.
>


Do you consider the client-to-client protocol to be in scope at the moment, or is that far-future work?

Nick

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