Dele Olajide

WebRTC with Firefox, Chrome and Openfire

Blog Post created by Dele Olajide Champion on May 23, 2013

Now that Firefox Beta has WebRTC enabled by default, it was time to upgrade the WebRTC audio/video demo to support Firefox. Even though changes were minimal and I could do Firefox<->Firefox as well as Chrome<->Firefox, there is still an outstanding issue that is a show stopper for me.

 

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Firefox does not yet support trickle ICE candidates and consequently does not work with Jingle Relay Nodes. This means we cannot use Openfire to act as a media bridge and relay media when both WebRTC peers cannot connect directly with each other as we can do with Chrome.

 

I am hoping this will be fixed before formal release in June. In the meantime, you can test it at http://redfire.4ng.net/webrtc. Just make sure you have Firefox beta or latest Chrome browsers. As usual, source code is attached for those curious to see or reuse in their own applications.

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