WebRTC Weekly Issue #390 - July 28, 2021

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


A new era for OpenVidu: better perfomance and media quality with mediasoup (OpenVidu)
If you are still using Kurento, please make sure it is because of the correct reasons.


The “too many WebMediaPlayers” intervention is breaking WebRTC functionality (Chromium bugs)
We don’t usually share bugs, but this one is a nice Turkish Bazaar. Be sure to grab your popcorn when reading. And then be sure to figure out workarounds for it.

Tips to improve WebRTC video call browser performance (Daily)
Writing WebRTC apps that scale on the client side isn’t easy.

Identifying Shared Tabs using Capture Handle (webrtcHacks)
If you’re into better screen sharing/collaboration, then this is for you.

Background Removal and Blur in a Real-Time Video (Geek Culture)
A good overview of the various technical alternatives.

PSA: Plan B throwing is limited to Canary in M93 (discuss-webrtc)
Will not throw on stable. It is taking longer than originally expected to migrate everyone (GMeet) to unified plan.

Real-Time Video Resolution: Making the Best Choice for Your Use Case (Agora)
Things to consider about video resolution in your app.

Going beyond a single-core (LiveKit)
LiveKit explains the challenges in scaling group calls.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Join the WebRTC.ventures Team (sponsored):
WebRTC.ventures is seeking additional talent to join their expert development team.

Element raises $30M as Matrix explodes (Element)
Kudos to the team!

Zebra raises $1.1M in a pre-seed round for messaging that pairs photos with voice chat (TechCrunch)
Unsurprisingly, the word “Clubhouse” appears in the first sentence of this one.


Support for Conferences with up to 500 Participants (callstats)
callstats working on better support for larger meetings.

From our own posts

None this week