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Google open source WebRTC for open video/audio chat

Jun 02, 2011, 22:11 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Google's WebRTC codecs and intellectual property are all royalty-free, come with a patent grant and the source code is available under a BSD licence. Google obtained the underlying audio technology when it acquired Global IP Solutions in May 2010. GIPS was known for it's narrowband iLBC and wideband iSAC voice codecs. These codecs, along with Google's VP8 video codec are brought together in a communications stack which includes network connection technology, in part from Google Talk's libjingle. The network components manage NAT and firewall traversal, implement buffering and error concealment for the audio and video streams and offer support for peer to peer connections."

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