Microsoft and WebRTC

Posted on by Igor Khomenko

As you may know the Microsoft announced it is backing the Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) technology and will be supporting the ORTC API in Internet Explorer and Edge.

Today we tested our WebRTC video calling code sample on Microsoft Edge browser and it’s still far from the working solution.
quickblox.github.io/quickblox-javascript-sdk/samples/webrtc/peer-to-peer/

Here you can see the testing results:

Edge_WebRTC

Some good news:  Microsoft Edge now supports media capture functionality, so you can have an access to microphone and camera. Here is a blog post from Microsoft about it.

However, RTCPeerConnection is not supported and looks like Microsoft is going to follow its own way here – ORTC. And it’s not compatible with WebRTC 1.0.

So, where we are going? As we can see this is just the beginning of implementation effort in Microsoft/IE so we should sit and wait for first real results.

Keep you posted, cheers!