No H.264 for Chrome? Let Microsoft add it for you

If you remember this and the stir it caused to the intertubes, you’d want to read this.

So yea, Google ditched H.264 on their Chrome browsers, and Microsoft are providing an extension to keep it running in your beloved Chrome.

I’d like to quote this which sort of justifies this move:

We believe that Windows customers should be able to play mainstream HTML5 video and, as we’ve described in previous posts, Internet Explorer 9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec.

SIGTERMer (AKA SirGaGa) and FencerDarkwind will be trolling here for sure. But hey, Microsoft is providing an option. It’s up to the user to take it or leave it.


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