WebRTC Weekly Issue #18 - June 4, 2014

Here’s the latest news this week on WebRTC from your friends at webrtcweekly.com

Before we begin:

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Home Office Lighting For Video (mgraves.org)
For those who chat with online video during the evenings (=me), this one is something to start working on.

Microsoft announces next IE version will feature Web Audio, Media Capture, ES6 Promises, and HTTP/2 (thenextweb.com)
GetUserMedia getting into the next IE version? That’s real progress. Can’t wait to see it happen.

5 Reasons the Web Will Disrupt Even if WebRTC Doesn’t (nojitter.com)
This one is stating the obvious, but we should not forget it – WebRTC is a part of a larger WEB picture that is changing the way we think, develop and use software.

WebRTC: What Happens After the Hype? (community.polycom.com)
We should probably open up a FUD-of-the-week category. This one works for me. The thing people miss about WebRTC is that it isn’t about the technology but rather about changing the game – the business model, the personas, etc.


WebRTC on a restricted network (blog.andyet.com)
WebRTC isn’t ready for prime time. I have long since had my own worries about TURN and WebRTC, with so little good inputs out there in the open, A good catch by the &yet team.

Implementing SVC in WebRTC (nojitter.com)
Consider this introductory reading material about SVC (Scalable Video Coding).

Security implications of WebRTC (part 2): End to end encryption. Well, no… (kapejod.org)
This one explains in plain words why security is tough – a minor technical issue can get you information about an encrypted/private session. This is also why getting security only in WebRTC instead of optional security is so important – we flesh out the culprits once and we’re done.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

‘Hello? Hello? Yes, I’m calling you on my WEB BROWSER’ (theregister.co.uk)
A partnership between Mozilla and TokBox to introduce a calling service inside Firefox.


Make WebRTC Video Calls with IE & Safari on Bistri (blog.bistri.com)
Bistri first to incorporate Temasys’ plugin for IE and Safari.

Habemus Data Channels! (meetecho.com)
Janus generic gateway is now getting data channel support.

OpenTok 2.0 Archiving API pricing and storage announcement (tokbox.com)
TokBox’ archiving feature seems to be getting along nicely in its beta. The final product will allow linking up with an external Amazon S3 storage service.

Lynckia Screensharing extension (lynckia.com)
This new screensharing-by-extension thing is now part of Lynckia’s service as well.

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