WebRTC Weekly Issue #322 - April 8, 2020

Here is the latest on WebRTC  from your friends at webrtcweekly.com.


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The best alternatives to Zoom for videoconferencing (The Verge)
All use WebRTC.

Why Your Video Conferencing Systems Aren’t Talking To Each Other (Enterpise Times)
Mainly because there’s no incentive today when most companies want to be SaaS/cloud vendors.

Every Zoom Security and Privacy Flaw So Far, and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself (TidBITS)
I am sure ALL video conferencing vendors would LOVE to trade places with Zoom in a heartbeat. Even at this situation.

Microsoft Edge overtakes Firefox — but good luck dethroning Chrome (TheNextWeb)
Selecting Chromium for Edge worked for Microsoft.


How to create and configure your own STUN/TURN server with coturn in Ubuntu 18.04 (Our Code World)
Make sure to read the next link as well.

How we abused Slack’s TURN servers to gain access to internal services (Communication Breakdown)
Update your coturn configuration accordingly.

iPhone Camera Hack (Ryan Pickren)
Unauthorized access to the camera in Safari. No word on this post if it was patched already.

Improving Audio Quality in Duo with WaveNetEQ (Google AI Blog)
Google implementing packet loss concealment using machine learning. This isn’t coming to WebRTC, but marks the road to where companies need to invest.

Running your own secure communication service with Matrix and Jitsi (Matrix)
For those who tried figuring out how to add video to Matrix.

Does your video call have End-to-End Encryption? Probably not (webrtcHacks)
An explainer to E2EE for SFUs and where it is headed in WebRTC.

Accelerated Computer Vision inside a WebRTC Media Server with Intel OWT (webrtcHacks)
Intel OWT + OpenCV + GStreamer.

H265 / HEVC, hardware accelerated, in #Webrtc – DONE … well, almost (WebRTC by Dr Alex)
I wonder what the long term incentive for this investment is for either Apple or Intel on this one.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Tyto Care raises $50 million as it looks to buy and build new services during COVID-19 demand surge (TechCrunch)
Kudos to the Tyto Care team. Telehealth is one of the main winners in this situation we’re in.

I was impressed by using mediasoup when I wondered what she was using on the Live Chat on Pornhub (Twitter)
Inaki must be so proud.

Jewish Heritage Network Leverages Agora’s Live-Streaming SDK to Enable Remote Celebrations (Agora.io)
Happy passover.


Jitsi Meet features update, April 2020 (Jitsi)
Now you can share your machine’s audio along with your screen.

We had to squeeze our Neural Network by 30x to run inside Chrome (Krisp)
Great use of WebAssembly to improve audio quality in WebRTC in a browser.

New RingCentral Video meetings solution makes it faster to join, easier to collaborate (RingCentral)
RingCentral replaces Zoom with their own WebRTC-based video meetings service.

Facebook launches standalone Messenger desktop app (TheNextWeb)
It took a pandemic to make this finally happen.

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