Six Things You Need To Know About SFUs

Sherwin Sim December 7, 2017 6:47 am

Maybe you read the title of this post and wondered, “What’s an SFU and why should I care?” That’s a good place to start.

A Selective Forwarding Unit (SFU) is method for connecting users in real-time interactions, using a server to route media streams between those users.

When used, media and data is sent from one user or peer to a server that acts as a relay point for all the other peers connected to that server. The server then “multiplexes” the streams and distributes them to the receiving peers.
1. How is this different …

Apple CoreAudio Bug Affects Chrome WebRTC Mac Users

Chip Wilcox October 13, 2017 2:55 pm

Analysis and Workaround Available, Bug Filed With Apple

We have been working to resolve an issue for Chrome browser users on Mac OSX which results in intermittent failure of Apple’s CoreAudio to send WebRTC audio streams, even when microphone access has been properly granted. We hope this post will provide clarity around this Apple CoreAudio bug.

For starters, this issue impacts anyone using WebRTC in Chrome for MacOSX.

As mentioned, Chrome users on Mac are especially prone to 

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TADHack Global 2017 Singapore Just Around The Corner

Chip Wilcox September 21, 2017 9:00 am

We’re Counting Down To TADHack!

Yes, it’s getting real. The TADHack Global 2017 Singapore banner sits in my office, reminding me that this awesome event kicks off in just a few days. For some locations around the world, it starts on 22 September 2017. We’re still getting ready. We’ll probably be “just about” prepared when the first of the event locations goes live on Friday. A week later, Temasys hosts TADHack Global 2017 Singapore.
Why We Do TADHack?

TADHack is a unique …

Temasys SDK Release September 2017: Browser Bugbears

Chip Wilcox September 18, 2017 9:00 am

Temasys SDK Release September 2017: Browser Bugbears

On 12 September 2017, we launched our latest release for the Temasys Web SDK (v. 0.6.25).

As we mentioned in this blog post from July, we have been quietly preparing for the launch of Apple Safari 11, expected sometime this fall. The latest Temasys SDK release continues to build on this effort, making support for Safari 11 (beta) generally …

Not Your First WebRTC Rodeo? Give It a Second Chance

Chip Wilcox September 8, 2017 8:18 am

Not Your First WebRTC Rodeo? Give It a Second Chance

A little over a year ago I had an opportunity to speak with a team of developers at a social media application company. We were comparing notes on our respective experiences with WebRTC.

They all expressed their excitement about the potential for WebRTC to enable real-time communications in all kinds of apps. However, only two of them had actually tried to work with the technology, and their experience was less than ideal.

They had done some testing and “played around” with WebRT …

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