WebRTC : Chrome and Firefox can now “talk” on Bistri
Another big day today, with the first WebRTC video calls on Bistri between Firefox and Chrome !
Firefox is the second browser after Chrome that has implemented the new W3C P2P communication standard, from the network protocol to the audio and video codecs. But the most important thing : the implementations are working together !
Any advanced user can enjoy this new experience on Bistri.
This is how to make it work.
1 - [UPDATE] Google Chrome > 26, you don’t need Chrome Beta anymore :)
If you have Chrome, check your version by typing “chrome://chrome/” in the address bar, it must be > 26
2 - [UPDATE : Howto with Firefox Stable/Beta]
If you dont have it yet, download Firefox Nightly
If you have Firefox Nightly, check your version by typing “about:” in the address bar, it must be > 22
Now you are ready to test WebRTC from Firefox to Chrome !
3 - If you want to try the interoperability on your own, just open and sign in on Bistri.com on Google Beta.
Then copy/paste your Bistri Link to be reached in the Firefox Nightly window. Your Bistri Link is displayed when your click on “Invite” on the right side of the header on Bistri :
4 - On Firefox Nightly, you are prompted with a question from the browser asking you if you let Bistri have access to your camera and mic.
Once you checked if the right inputs are selected, click on “Share selected devices”.
5 - When you receive an incoming call, Chrome let you choose the Webcam and the micro you like to use on the top-right of the screen.
As the video call starts, don’t forget to click on “Allow” on the top bar.
[UPDATE] If you have more than one audio audio input or camera, click on the camera icon on the right side of the url bar. More information here :
At this moment, if you have more than one audio input or camera, you have the opportunity to change the device that Chrome will use. You can also click on “Always allow this site to use this camera and this microphone”. Note that Chrome will never ask you again about this question, but you can change this option later in the settings of Chrome.
If everything is fine on your computer, you will see this desktop notification :
After a few seconds, tada !
You will see the WebRTC logo on the right.
Try the Fullscreen mode on Firefox by clicking on