Microsoft is working on a web version of Skype
Does skype without having to download and install anything? That’s what Microsoft is trying to achieve, taking its first steps in delivering support HTML5 Standard Real Time Communication (WebRTC). Microsoft submitted its own proposal for WebRTC, different from what Google had sent before – adding the words “Customizable, Ubiquitous” at the beginning and leaving it as “CU-RTC-Web”.
The standard is essential to generate communications HTML5 video and audio without a plug-in. Although Microsoft has already announced Skype integration Outlook.com through the browser, this integration work by downloading a plug-in yet.
The difference with the Google proposal is basically support for codecs and how data is sent. On the other hand, the standard is held by the W3C and is not yet finished, so that the web version of Skype does not come soon. The creation of the standard and its adoption will provide the framework for Web applications in video communications in general, either Skype, Gtalk or others.
Link: Microsoft commits to WebRTC – not just Google’s version (GigaOM)Tags: HTML5, Microsoft, skype, Standard, video, Videoconferencing, Voice, VoIP