How To Use WebRTC To communicate Between Chrome and Firefox

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Now users of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can make Audio and Video chat with each other using the most popular HTML5 based open source application WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication).


WebRTC is the web based HTML5 ready API which allows you to enable browser to browser chatting with voice calling, video chat and P2P file sharing options without plugins. WebRTC is currently supported by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers. WebRTC API uses standard technologies such as the Opus and VP8 codecs for audio and video, DTLS-SRTP for encryption, and ICE for networking for the communication between Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. WebRTC is currently available for Google Chrome stable version (You can use it on Chrome 25 Beta) and Firefox’s Nightly version.

How To Use WebRTC To Make Chat Between Chrome and Firefox:

Basic requirements: Chrome 25 Beta and Firefox’s Nightly version.

Since the functionality is built into the browser, users don’t have to install any plugin or extension . If you’re a developer and want to check out the demo app’s source code as well as the library that makes it all possible.

Firefox users have to perform some minor change.  Open Firefox’s Knightly browser then go to about:config and set the media.peerconnection.enabled preference to “true.”

The companies have also posted a sample video chat tutorial on YouTube that demonstrates the WebRTC functionality: