WebRTC Weekly Issue #371 - March 17, 2021

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


WebRTC reaches maturity (IOT Communications)
Dean Bubley in a nice 101 piece on WebRTC.

VoIP Network Tests in the era of WebRTC (testRTC)
A look at what’s broken (and needed) in VoIP network testing.


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Chrome 90 Beta: AV1 Encoder for WebRTC, New Origin Trials, and More (Chromium Blog)
AV1 officially in Chrome. Now lets see how fast it gets picked up (we’re over 5 years in with VP9 for comparison).

Why Video Chat is a Hard Technical Problem (Em Lazer-Walker)
It is a hard technical problem. WebRTC simplifies it, but there’s more to be done.

Microsoft is ending support for the old non-Chromium Edge (The Verge)
It will also match the 4-week release cadence of Chrome.

Why You Need to Implement ABR with WebRTC (Red5 Pro)
I think you need both simulcast and ABR. And soon we will all need SVC just for good measures.

Advanced memory management and more performance improvements in M89 (Chromium Blog)
I am guessing Google decided 2021 is the year they double down on browser performance across the board.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Sources: Web Summit will spin out its virtual conference software as a full-blown startup (TechCrunch)
Good luck at UNDP!

Sequoia Capital puts millions of dollars into Gather, a virtual HQ platform (TechCrunch)
Another attempt at recreating the office “experience”


Ant Media Server v2.3.0 is out (Ant Media)
Data channel support among other features.

From our own posts

None this week.