Introducing WebRTC 1.0 and interoperable real-time communications in Microsoft Edge

Introducing WebRTC 1.0 and interoperable real-time communications in Microsoft Edge

We’re excited to announce the preview availability of the WebRTC 1.0 API, and support for the H.264/AVC and VP8 video codecs for RTC in Microsoft Edge, enabling plugin-free, interoperable video communications solutions across browsers and platforms. These features are enabled by default in Windows Insider Preview builds starting with last week’s release, 15019, and will […]

Previewing H.264/AVC support for ORTC

Previewing H.264/AVC support for ORTC

Today we’re excited to announce preliminary support for H.264/AVC support in the real-time communications (RTC) stack in Microsoft Edge, as initially promised in our April roadmap update. You can preview this feature in Windows Insider Preview builds starting with EdgeHTML 14.14352 by navigating to about:flags and checking “Enable experimental H.264/AVC support.” This change helps enable interoperable […]

WebM, VP9 and Opus Support in Microsoft Edge

WebM, VP9 and Opus Support in Microsoft Edge

Starting with EdgeHTML 14.14291, the open-source WebM container format and the VP9 video and Opus audio codecs are supported in Microsoft Edge. These are available to websites that use Media Source Extensions (MSE) to adaptively stream video content. Windows Web Apps (built on the same Edge APIs) will also be able to use WebM streams […]

Preview plugin-free Skype video calling in Microsoft Edge

Preview plugin-free Skype video calling in Microsoft Edge

Today we’re excited to announce a new plugin-free voice, video, and group video calling experience on Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online, and OneDrive, powered by the ORTC API in Microsoft Edge. You can preview this experience by visiting Skype for Web in Microsoft Edge today on EdgeHTML version 13.10586 or newer, available with Windows […]