My asssumption, or better apprehension, is that the manifestation of Opus will pretty much stand or fall with the support of Windows Media Player. If that could be achieved, there should be no reason to not make it universal on mobile audio players, too.
, the sounds MS has been making during the RTCWeb process have not been terribly Opus-friendly
It's also great to see such energy and dedication in tracking down and eradicating bugs in the encoder, as evident from the other threads in this forum. Wish that I had the knowledge to help out, but I'm very much an amateur when it comes to audio expertise. However, if there's ever a point at which the project needs volunteers, I'm sure there are many more lurkers like me ready to jump in and help where needed.
I stand corrected. I had thought that the removal of MTI codecs in CU-RTC-WEB and the comments that were made about that issue seemed to indicate trouble, and that's the way things were spun by the press. I wasn't following closely enough to see things that pointed the other way e.g. that non-skype-related MS people supported Opus as MTI in RTCWeb, and in the months since August I guess things have been less fractious than some expected. If MS is showing signs that they'll implement support in IE that's great. Anyways, back to the subject at hand.