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Re: Client/server (non-p2p) video

From: <piranna@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 23:22:01 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKfGGh1nff6t0RMJmSazJ2pecuHR4xpbwLDNpqzcoWesi57d4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kevin Day <kevinday@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webrtc <public-webrtc@w3.org>
getUserMedia() just captures the camera video&audio, and later you can
do with it whatever you want: show it on the screen, process it with
Javascript, send it over WebRTC, or send it over WebSockets. WebRTC
has "special" support for audio & video, but you could be able to send
it over DataChannels if you want. I hope this helps you...

2013/3/29 Kevin Day <kevinday@gmail.com>:
> I've been following WebRTC for a while now quite eagerly. I see a lot of early documentation talking about additionally supporting client/server rather than p2p connections, but nothing beyond this.
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> I work with several very large sites currently using Flash for client/server video broadcasting (one-to-many) applications, and I'm currently unsure if/how they'll be able to make use of WebRTC going forward. Can anyone fill me in on how this is supposed to work?
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> i.e. is there going to be a separate connection method for server connections, or is the goal to make a server just a standard peer? Are there any roadblocks preventing someone from writing a one-to-many server that pretends to be a peer to everyone involved? Has anyone tried a proof of concept server to do this?
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> There are a lot of applications that would greatly benefit from WebRTC where p2p connectivity just won't work - one "broadcaster" to thousands of viewers, for example. A teacher broadcasting to a few hundred students, or a call-in live video show are good examples.
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> -- Kevin
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