Chrome and Firefox demonstrate plug-in-free video chat

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 5, 2013 1:13 PM EDT
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Developers at Google and Mozilla have demonstrated interoperability between their implementations of WebRTC, allowing them to make video calls without plug-ins. WebRTC is being developed within the W3C and IETF communities as a future standard for HTML5-capable browsers to allow them to create HD video quality connections, between servers and browsers or between browser peers, without resorting to third-party or non-standard plugins. Two different web browsers being able to communicate using WebRTC is a significant milestone in that standard's development. Using the current Chrome 25 Beta and a recent Firefox Nightly, Todd Simpson, Mozilla's Chief Innovation Officer and Hugh Finnan, Google's Director of Product Management were able to video chat from their respective browsers.

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