How we built it

H.264 software encoder/decoder in Chrome for WebRTC

Include a H.264 video codec encoder and decoder in Chrome for use with WebRTC. At IETF in late november 2014, a compromise was reached with the main contributors to WebRTC to ship both VP8 and H.264. This launch is to follow up in this public commitment. The plan is to use the OpenH264 (same lib as Firefox uses) for encoding and FFmpeg (which is already used elsewhere in Chrome) for decoding.

Specification

Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 52
  • Chrome for Android release 52
  • Android WebView release 52
  • Opera release 39
  • Opera for Android release 39

Consensus & Standardization

  • Shipped
  • Public support
  • No public signals
  • No signals

Owners

Last updated on 2016-07-22