The codec war is raging now more than ever before. The increased popularity of the proposed WebRTC protocol and the implied royalty costs make this a hot topic. Google, Cisco, Microsoft and now finally Apple are promoting their preferred technology and attempting to influence the choice to be made for WebRTC. The choice is far from clear especially in light of the latest technology advances, the transcoding infrastructure costs involved and the impact on mobile devices. In this session, Weemo will share its multi-year experience developing on top of the leading video and voice codecs. The speaker will provide some perspective on the advantages of each across devices taking into account hardware and software based video acceleration and the impact each have on the end user.