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WebRTC Support Now Enabled In Mozilla Firefox

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Published on 20 February 2013 06:06 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla
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Just after releasing Firefox 19, Mozilla developers have enabled WebRTC support by default within this leading open-source web-browser.

Up to now only Google Chrome has provided official WebRTC support by default within released versions of their Chrome web-browser. There's been preliminary WebRTC support in Firefox for a while but it wasn't enabled by default. Now in the latest nightly releases ahead of Firefox 20, WebRTC is there by default.

WebRTC is a free, royalty-free real-time communication (RTC) protocol that can be tapped in web browsers via simple JavaScript APIs. The mission of the project that's backed by Google, Mozilla, and Opera is to provide high-quality, rich, RTC applications within web-browsers over JavaScript and HTML5.

More information on WebRTC can be found via its Google Site. There was also a demo made earlier this month. The WebRTC enabling details for Firefox were shared today via a blog post.


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