Published on November 8, 2016 (over 7 years ago)

WebRTC: From the ground up

Nicholas Chadwick
By Nicholas Chadwick1 min readVideo news

I recently had the pleasure of giving a presentation at Demuxed - the conference for video engineers. Over the past several years, I've had a fair amount of experience with live video systems and the venerable RTMP protocol. When I first started looking into WebRTC, I assumed, naively it turns out, that the protocol would look something like RTMP. I soon learned that WebRTC is significantly more powerful, and with that power comes a great deal more complexity.

In my talk, I attempted to outline some of the key technologies behind WebRTC, what they are, how they work, and why they make up a part of the stack. Here at Mux, we're constantly evaluating new technologies and how they'll fit into the broader video ecosystem, and hopefully my talk helped outline how WebRTC fits into our broader video industry.

Have a listen and let me know what you think at the next SF Vid Tech meetup.

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Nicholas Chadwick

Distributed Systems Engineer specializing in Video, previously worked on live streaming at Twitch, Zencoder and Gaikai. Dungeon Master.

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