Which jvb codec should i use?

Hi all, i saw the setting “preferredCodec”. Are there any advantages / disadvantages of using H264?
Thank you very much in advance!

The main advantage of using H264 is that you can offload some of the processing demands to GPU. But you will lose simulcast in the process and the support across browsers is sketchy.

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Note that VP8 and VP9 hardware decode is quite widespread now. GPUs on laptop/desktop usually have it (even integrated GPUs), and many mobile SoCs have it too. So the advantage of H.264 is quite narrow now. It can be useful for the P2P case (since then you don’t care about simulcast) if you need to give the best experience on older models of low-end devices.

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