Google Takes Off H.264 Video codec from Chrome

Google Chrome which is one of the popular web browsers today in the market have decided to undergo some change in the way it played the video. Google has decided to remove the support of the H.264 video codec from the Chrome in next couple of months.


The impact of this change would be that after the change, users would be able to stream and view the videos that use HTML5 codec and the sites that inscribed videos with H.264 codec would not be able to run properly. Google has decided to make this change to support the open codec technology.

It was till now that Chrome was the only browser to play video files of all codec but to be able to play all the files user would have to make use of other browsers. Google had planned to make this change in next couple of months.

[More Info at Chromium blog]

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