Bug#682010: re celt and mumble referred to the TC
On Friday 20 July 2012 01:07:52 Ron wrote:
> Once Thorvald gets back and we re-add speex, this should all work again
> for everyone,
The problem with re-enabling speex is that it will not solve the communication
issue, except under very special circumstances.
That codec was only used in low-bandwidth situations, when a client or the
server limits bandwidth to ≤32Kb/s, and is not part of the codec selection
mechanism. That means a client can not advertise speex-only support. Any
"mainstream" client will still use the baseline codec, a higher CELT version,
or Opus, if the bandwidth permits. Due to the baseline assumption, speex-only
clients would again be unable to listen (they would be able to talk though,
but I'm not sure that kind of one-way communication helps anyone).
Effectively, it would cause a very similar problem, just with a slightly
different technical background.