Wednesday 12 January 2011

Google to remove H.264 support from Chrome

Google is removing H.264 support from Chrome in the coming months. This is good news, as it means we're closer to having a high quality patent unencumbered video format for use in HTML5 video that works across all browsers. Now we're just left with Safari, Apple's iDevices, and IE9 as natively supporting patent encumbered video formats. Microsoft has said that IE9 will play "VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows", it will be interesting to see how that pans out.