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&whipoutscreensharecodec (alpha)

Option to change codec of the WHIP while screen-sharing
WHIP Option / Sender-Side Option! (&push) *ALPHA-ONLY - Only available at https://vdo.ninja/alpha/

Aliases

  • &wosscodec

Options

Example: &whipoutscreensharecodec=h264
Value
Description
h264
h264 codec
vp8
vp8 codec
vp9
vp9 codec
42e01f*
open h264 codec
(xxxxxx)*
h264 profile IDs
*on beta and alpha

Details

Adding &whipoutscreensharecodec to the publisher's side gives the option to change the publishing codec while screen-sharing via WHIP.
There's 4 codec options currently, including the default option:
  • The unspecified default, which is software h264.
  • There's also h264, which is what the browser then sets. This could include hardware encoding, but that will not work with Firefox or Safari viewers then.
  • vp8 is pretty compatible, so if the default codec doesn't work, you can try that.
  • vp9 is also available, which has better compression/quality, but not fully compatible with all devices.
  • av1 and SVC are not yet supported, but that is planned at some point.