[webkit-dev] New feature announcement - WebRTC support

Tommy Widenflycht (ᛏᚮᛘᛘᚤ) tommyw at google.com
Thu Nov 3 06:55:22 PDT 2011

Hi gang,

This is to announce that work has been going on for a while to implement
the WebRTC specification (http://www.w3.org/TR/webrtc/) into WebKit. I
apologize for not sending this email earlier.

Summary from the spec:

There are a number of facets to video-conferencing in HTML:

   - Getting a multimedia stream (video, audio, or both) from local devices
      (video cameras, microphones, Web cams) or from prerecorded files provided
      by the user.
      - Recording such streams locally.
      - Connecting to remote peers using NAT-traversal technologies such as
      ICE, STUN, and TURN.
      - Sending the locally-produced streams to remote peers and receiving
      streams from remote peers.
      - Displaying such streams (both the locally-produced ones and the
      remotely-obtained ones) locally using the video or audio elements.
      - Sending arbitrary data to remote peers.

This document defines the APIs used for these features. This specification
is being developed in conjunction with a protocol specification developed
by the IETF RTCWEB group.

The work is mostly handled by me (tommyw at google.com) and Adam Bergkvist (
adam.bergkvist at ericsson.com) with

Tommy Widenflycht, Senior Software Engineer
Google Sweden AB, Kungsbron 2, SE-11122 Stockholm, Sweden
Org. nr. 556656-6880
And yes, I have to include the above in every outgoing email according to
EU law.
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