Over the WebRTC, which doesn’t seem to be standardized.
Back in 2012, WebRTC, Google’s proposed web standard for audio, video chat and P2P file transfers, has gained a wide acceptance among various web browser vendors, including: Firefox, Opera, Maxthon and Google Chrome. While Apple is yet to implement and comment on WebRTC, Microsoft did raise some concerns and suggested their own web standard. That was back in August.
Now, the software giant has revealed a demo of its implementation of the CU-RTC-Web proposal, which (surprisingly) looks promising.
Cutting back to the chase, here is one major difference between WebRTC and CU-RTC-Web:
With WebRTC, you can’t chat between two different web browsers, meaning that if you call via Firefox, I will have to download it as well, while Microsoft has demonstrated how their own standard allowed chatting between Google Chrome (running on Mac OS X) and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8.
According to Microsoft, the feedback from working group members was fairly positive, with only downside being a “too radically different from the existing approach, which many believed to be almost ready for formal standardization”.
For even more details (especially when it comes to technical side), check the following post.
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