When Skype and Google Talk eventually ditch their apps and plugins, they’re going to use WebRTC. And when the next Chatroulette comes around, it may be using WebRTC as well. Check out this video to understad what WebRC is all about.
With iPhone 5, Apple might just have launched a mad dash towards high-definition voice and what that means is when some calls, we can actually enjoy the conversation. Skype, Google and others have similar ideas. Does that mean return of voice. God, I hope so!
Bringing plugin-free voice and video chat to the browser just got a little easier: Mozilla and the Xiph Foundation officially released version 1.0 of their open and royalty-free Opus audio codec Tuesday. The codec could also be used by music services like Spotify.
The next time you’re starting a video chat on a website, it might be powered by WebRTC, a new plugin-free messaging technology. Video chat provider Tokbox just incorporated WebRTC into its developer platform – but its CEO told me that there’s still a rocky road ahead.
Microsoft has put its weight behind WebRTC, a plugin-free technology for voice and video communications in the browser. However, it proposed a different approach than the one currently favored by other browser vendors, and warned against implementing the technology before there’s a common standard.
Chrome will soon feature an open-source and open-codec implementation of Google Talk and Google+ Hangouts voice and video chat, thanks to the WebRTC framework the company open-sourced earlier this year. This implementation will replace the proprietary plugin that’s currently bundled with Chrome.