Archived Blog Posts
A New Home for WebRTC News
November 12, 2013 at 5:56 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Thanks for following along here over the past two years as we’ve shared news and updates related to WebRTC. Going forward, we’ll start to share this content on the more up-to-date Chromium Blog, so we thought it was time to officially say goodbye here.
New Intro to WebRTC Video
May 23, 2013 at 4:26 PM by Justin Uberti
Here’s the video from the WebRTC session at Google I/O 2013, which gives a good look at the current state of the WebRTC universe.
WebRTC Enabled By Default in Firefox Nightly
February 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM by Maire Reavy
All of the WebRTC code is now enabled by default in Firefox Nightly. Previously, you needed to go to about:config in Firefox and set the
media.peerconnection.enabledoption to true to use the feature, but now it’s enabled by default.
Firefox and Chrome interop achieved
February 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM by Serge Lachapelle
New Protothon Event
November 7, 2012 at 10:32 AM by Serge Lachapelle
In case you missed it, Google will be hosting a new protothon event at the end of the month. The last day to apply is this Friday (the 9th of November).
See You on the Web!
November 7, 2012 at 4:14 AM by Serge Lachapelle
WebRTC is now live in Chrome version 23, which is now rolling out to the public. No flag needed, no special Chrome build required.
PeerConnection00 Now Deprecated in Canary
October 16, 2012 at 11:50 AM by Serge Lachapelle
We are getting closer to having WebRTC reach stable. As I mentioned a while back, we are trying to make the last big changes before this happens.
PeerConnection in Chrome 23 Beta
October 2, 2012 at 10:50 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Chrome M23 Beta now serves PeerConnection API without a Flag.
A WebRTC Primer from Cisco's Cullen Jennings
September 19, 2012 at 5:36 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Cullen Jennings, co-chair of the IETF RTCWeb working group, posted this intro to WebRTC on [Vimeo]. It’s a good primer.
API Updated to Reflect Latest Editor's Draft
September 19, 2012 at 3:00 AM by Serge Lachapelle
If you have been following the W3C WebRTC spec and looking at the Chrome implementation, you will have noticed that our implementation was not spec compliant.
getUserMedia Now Available in Chrome!
August 1, 2012 at 8:49 AM by Serge Lachapelle
First big milestone. All stable Chrome users will autoupdate automatically to version 21 which contains getUserMedia. This means that great apps such as Paul Neave’s Webcam toy and the amazing xylophone now work for users all over the world without any flags or without requiring any special version of Chrome. It’s for real this time.
Chrome WebRTC Developer Hangout
August 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM by Serge Lachapelle
A Great Introduction to WebRTC
July 23, 2012 at 5:36 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Hi, Justin Uberti gave a great overview of WebRTC at Google I/O. Highly recommended viewing for anyone wanting an introduction.
July 23, 2012 at 4:31 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Changes to Our WebRTC API Implementation
May 2, 2012 at 6:19 AM by Serge Lachapelle
The good: As we move closer to a stable release, we want to be comply with the proposed W3C API as much as possible. The less good: This means that several of your incredible demos will need a minor tiny update.
PeerConnection is now Deprecated
March 14, 2012 at 8:16 AM by Serge Lachapelle
(Cross-posted from the WebRTC Google+ page)
Source Code to apprtc.appspot.com Example App Available
March 5, 2012 at 2:21 PM by Serge Lachapelle
The source code to https://apprtc.appspot.com/ is now available at https://chromium.googlesource.com/external/webrtc/+/master/webrtc/examples/androidapp/src/org/appspot/apprtc.
InfoBar for Camera and Mic Access
March 1, 2012 at 6:14 AM by Niklas Enbom
From today’s canary (19.0.1057) we have added a user consent UI for a web page to access input devices such as camera and microphones. Currently this works on Windows only, Linux and Mac support is on its way. Privacy and security are very important topics for WebRTC, and exactly how this should be handled is discussed a lot in w3c and IETF, so expect changes going forward.
Protothon on March 24th, Stockholm, Sweden
February 21, 2012 at 2:50 AM by Serge Lachapelle
With the help of our friends Peter, Joe, Clara and Johan from protothon.com, we are organizing a day long event on Saturday, March 24th 2012 in Stockholm Sweden. Prototype hacking with WebRTC.
WebRTC changes in Chrome Canary / Dev Channel
February 9, 2012 at 6:06 AM by Serge Lachapelle
The Chrome WebRTC package has changed this week for user of Chrome Canary and Dev channels. We thought it would be a good idea to drop a note on the blog as we have not yet caught up with updating our own documentation. The Chrome implementation of the WebRTC API is now a closer match to current W3C WebRTC API draft. It includes the ability for separate audio / video sessions. (ref: Stream API)
Chrome Canary Now Supports Audio-only and Video-only Calls
February 2, 2012 at 6:23 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Quick note: Chrome Canary now support calling with only audio or only video.
WebRTC Can Now Be Enabled in chrome://flags
January 25, 2012 at 5:28 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Today, we posted a page that includes instructions for enabling WebRTC in Chrome and testing it out on a few user submitted demoes. You can now enable WebRTC using chrome://flags
WebRTC Now Available in the Chrome Dev Channel
January 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Today, we made available the WebRTC API and its underlying components on the Chrome dev channel. This release implements a slightly older version of the W3C spec. The spec is evolving rapidly, but now that we have WebRTC wired up in Chrome, we plan to catch up to it quickly.
Heads Down ...
November 8, 2011 at 7:15 AM by Serge Lachapelle
The blog and twitter have been fairly quiet. Team is heads down on several fronts:
Error Concealment in libvpx
September 13, 2011 at 9:13 AM by Serge Lachapelle
A while ago, I posted a little blurb about error concealment being available in VP8, the codec distributed with the WebRTC package. Here is a great demo of the improvements:
Contribute Bug Fixes to WebRTC
September 12, 2011 at 3:00 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Our code base is now open to third party code contributions. Our first milestone is to welcome contributions in the form of bug fixes.
September 1, 2011 at 3:05 AM by Serge Lachapelle
A quick note about upcoming events we will be participating at. My colleague Jan will be at OVC 2011 in NYC on Sept 10th to 12th. He will be presenting along with Tim from Mozilla.
Quick Note: WebRTC API Specification at W3C
August 30, 2011 at 12:01 PM by Serge Lachapelle
Just a quick note to say that we have updated the site to mention the W3C draft spec. The W3C workgroup has been working further on the WHATWG proposal we initially (almost) implemented. We are currently implementing the W3C spec, being well aware that it is highly volatile and subject to heavy change.
WebRTC Improvement: Better Realtime VP8 and New RTP Profile Adopted
August 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM by Serge Lachapelle
For a while now, we have been working with the WebM team to make VP8 even better for real time scenarios.
WebRTC Improvement: Optimized AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation)
July 11, 2011 at 11:21 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Acoustic Echo is what happens when sound from your speakers enters your microphone. You may not hear it, but the people you are talking to will find it extremely irritating. Hearing your own voice as a delayed echo is rarely appreciated. In the past, the best way to avoid this was to force everyone to use a headsets.
WebRTC Improvement: Instant Noise Suppression
July 6, 2011 at 6:27 AM by Serge Lachapelle
While we are busy integrating the WebRTC platform in web browsers, we are also heads down in improving the platform and components. We’ll be sharing these improvements with you as they become available.
WebRTC Team @ IETF 81 Meeting in Québec, Canada
July 6, 2011 at 4:55 AM by Serge Lachapelle
First Step Toward Chrome Integration
June 18, 2011 at 5:07 PM by Jan Linden
As a first significant step toward integrating the WebRTC project into Chrome the WebRTC code is now about to land in Chromium as third party software at
src/third_party/webrtc. This means that the crucial media processing capabilities necessary to implement real-time communication are available as a part of Chromium.
Introducing WebRTC -- An Open Realtime Communications Project
May 3, 2011 at 10:32 AM by Serge Lachapelle
Today, we are making available WebRTC, an open technology for voice and video on the web. With WebRTC, we’d like to make the browser the home for innovation in real time communications.