Peer to Peer Video has arrived!

Here at TokBox we’re always trying to find ways to improve the quality of your video experience.  We’ve pushed out H.264 support with the new Flash Player 11 plugin. We’re learning how to pump more bits down the same bandwidth pipe to make sure your video is clear and crisp. And now, we are excited to enable Peer to Peer video for two party video chats.

What exactly is Peer to Peer (P2P)?

Traditional OpenTok sessions stream video via our servers. With P2P,  participants stream video directly to each other, resulting in better video quality!

Are there any limits to P2P?

Yes. As of today, only two participants can join a P2P-enabled session, and our archiving API is disabled for P2P-enabled sessions.

That said, if you’re ready to try out P2P, then simply create a new Session with the “p2p.preference” property enabled (see Documentation).

Try it out today and let us know what you think in our forums!