For any compression geeks out there, Microsoft has announced the VP9 codec in the new Microsoft Edge Browser.
Announcing VP9 support coming to Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Edge Dev Blog
Interesting that Microsoft will be supporting a technology Google has been promoting. I also see that Google has started publishing code for the next generation codec VP 10.
Can you elaborate on what consequences this may have in terms of the support of our WebApp in Microsoft Edge?
Also, can you explain how video codec transcoding is done today in the WebApp in Chrome?
What codec is used by Chrome? Where is it transcoded to H.264 when calling Cloud resources?
WebRTC uses the VP8 video codec today, VP9 is the future codec and is in the Chrome Canary (betaish) project now for testing. I am even seeing this pop into other browsers nightly releases such as Firefox, Opera and now our friends over at Microsoft. The writing is on the wall that we should see wide support for this in the near future across all platforms. I am not surprised that even Microsoft is learning to conform around the standard.
There is some magic sauce associated with how we transcode WebRTC to H.264. From a high level, it is not far from how we get Skype for Buisness calls to work in Lifesize Cloud.
The benefits of VP9 are high, there are no consequences for anyone that supports either VP8 or making progress in supporting VP9.
wonder if it'll have any meaningful impact if they decide to pass on h.264/265
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