shane tully (shanetully.com)
An 'as simple as it gets' WebRTC example.
See https://shanetully.com/2014/09/a-dead-simple-webrtc-example/ for a detailed walkthrough of the code.
Note: This repo is kept updated. The general ideas are there, but the above blog post may be somewhat out of date with the code in this repo.
The signaling server uses Node.js and
ws and can be started as such:
$ npm install $ npm start
With the server running, open a recent version of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari and visit
- Note the HTTPS! There is no redirect from HTTP to HTTPS.
- Some browsers or OSs may not allow the webcam to be used by multiple pages at once. You may need to use two different browsers or machines.
Recent versions of Chrome require secure websockets for WebRTC. Thus, this example utilizes HTTPS. Included is a self-signed certificate that must be accepted in the browser for the example to work.
WebRTC is a rapidly evolving beast. Being an example that I don't check often, I rely on users for reports if something breaks. Issues and pull requests are greatly appreciated.
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Copyright (c) 2014 Shane Tully
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