[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 173141] No VP8/VP9 Video Codec Support in WebRTC

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Sun Jun 11 22:45:00 PDT 2017


--- Comment #7 from PhistucK <phistuck at chromium.org> ---
> But there is in fact one reason why we would prefer having VP8 support in
> Safari, and that is that the opposing (non-browser) client that is
> participating in WebRTC calls already uses the HW H264 encoder to encode a
> live video stream. This, in turn, means that the WebRTC H264 stream has to
> be encoded in software which we found to provide worse results compared to
> VP8 in both CPU load and quality.

Sorry, either you mistyped H.264 instead of VP8 somewhere here, or you comment does not make a lot of sense to me. Perhaps you meant "HW H264" to be "HW VP8"?

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