What do you think about the evolution of Media Transports: The newest flavour is QUIC
A fairly technical question, top of mind for me this week, given it is IETF week. Hosted in Philly, I thought it would be great to ask this question.
Over the past 30 years, media has been delivered over UDP, then TCP, back to UDP.
For example -- Streaming protocols used to be over UDP (using RTSP, real-time streaming protocol, the Real Media Player was boss), then it was TCP (using HTTP and variants, thanks to Flash and then HTML5 via YouTube and Netflix), now we are back to UDP (using WebTransport and QUIC, via YouTube, Netflix, TikTok).
QUIC is emerging, W3C/WHATWG are making the browser APIs more flexible for both streaming (webtransport) and for real-time media -- What are your thoughts on the future transport for real-time media? Or maybe you have question?