Comparing WebRTC video conferencing with Skype in synchronous groupware applications

Asif Hussain, Weigang Wang, Dong-Ling Xu
2017 2017 IEEE 21st International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD)  
A study was carried out to compare an integrated HTML5-based real-time video conferencing solution against a separately installed video conferencing solution in the same webbased meeting support application. To carry out this comparison, WebRTC and Skype have been integrated into an existing groupware application. Our study shows that comparing to a separately installed, best of breed video conferencing solution; the web browser-based solution would be an adequate and more convenient one. Our
more » ... rk indicates that the cost to implement WebRTC is not large in comparison to the number of benefits that can be gained. The quality of video conferencing has been continuously improving, and the implementation cost is getting lower as better WebRTC libraries emerge and evolve.
doi:10.1109/cscwd.2017.8066671 dblp:conf/cscwd/HussainWX17 fatcat:zm2ntlb2pfcnhcjoxxs3m2iume