New webrtc servers : new webrtc technology


New webrtc mediasoup servers technos

We finally dropped 2 webrtc technologies:

Kurento: the CPU usage was too high

Janus: too many “black cams”

and we have chosen mediaSoup which represents an excellent compromise of reliability and compatibility.

This allows us to keep CPU light and be compatible with ALL available browsers:

Chrome, firefox, Safari, IOS and Android.

We do not support Edge because Edge is end game and will be replaced by Chromium in 2019

Notice that for IOS, only Safari 12.2 and above will allow users to stream and watch streams



HTML5 goes webrtc now !

A very import news : HTML5 chat enables WEBRTC support


that’s a great news: HTML5 supports both: Flash and Webrtc : you can choose that feature from your chatadmin panel.

Each technology has pros and cons:


Flash is used for streaming – that means ONLY flash based devices could stream. However all devices can watch the video.
Those with flash have real time video. Those without use HLS and have about 5 seconds of delay.


Webrtc is used for both streaming and playing. This technology is for now ONLY supported by chrome and Firefox browser.
It also works on Android.
Quality is superior to flash. It also includes a better echo cancellation algorithm.

However the latest Safari11 and IOS11 webrtc support is insufficient. Safari uses the old H264 codec. Besides, teh IOS webrtc support uses and old API