WebRTC Weekly Issue #370 - March 10, 2021

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

Reading

WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app (TechCrunch)
Probably not using WebRTC for this one.

Hopin confirms $400M raise at $5.65B valuation (TechCrunch)
๐Ÿ˜ฎ these raises and valuations leave me speechless.

Daily announces $15M Series A, led by Lachy Groom (Daily)
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Technical

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Measuring video codecs performance (WebRTC Fiddle of the Month)
How much CPU do different video codecs take in WebRTC?

What Does the New Google Lyra Audio Codec Mean for Real-Time Video Streaming? (Red5 Pro)
Low bitrate scenarios for the most part.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Will moving, โ€˜spatial videoโ€™ start to eat into square-box Zoom calls? SpatialChat thinks so (TechCrunch)
Spatial voice is nice. It would be interesting to see who will nail the UX for that.

Releases

Azure Communication Services interoperable with Microsoft Teams (Tom Talks)
ACS’ killer feature.

Agora Releases WebRTC SDK v3.2.0 (Agora)
You can now select to encode for detail or for motion.

OpenVidu 2.17.0: enjoy scalable recordings and forced codecs (OpenVidu)
Recording is now decoupled from the SFU, allowing for flexible scaling.

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