Google and Mozilla teams have been working on implementing WebRTC support to their respective browsers. The functionality essentially allows the two browsers ‘talk’ to each other. And now, the two teams have demonstrated this by posting a YouTube video about it.
WebRTC is an open-source project which aims to equip browsers with the functionality of real-time audio and video communication. The project is very useful and immensely helpful in that it allows web developers to include this kind of functionality in their web apps.
To be able to check out the feature between Chrome and Firefox, you need to lay your hands on Chrome 23 beta and Firefox Nightly’s latest version. Whereas the Chrome 23 beta is ready to use the feature as soon as it’s installed, you will need to tweak a few settings on the Firefox Nightly.
To configure the settings on Firefox, go to about:config and set the media.peerconnection.enabled preference to ‘true.’ Now, both the browsers are all set to make a video call between each other. To know more about how exactly to make a call and communicate with the other browser in real-time, head to the WebRTC demo page.
The best part about the WebRTC is that the functionality can be implemented directly into a given browser, once and for all. This means that users don’t have to install a separate client to add audio/video communication and developers can simply make their apps use this functionality without having to go the extra mile. Watch the video below to see how the two teams communicated with each other using the feature.