Google Ditches H.264 Support in Chrome

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News Posted: Wed, Jan 12 2011 11:35 AM
Google has decided to renege on its promise to support both H.264 and open source codecs in its Chrome browser, dropping support for the former and vowing to completely back the latter. This change will take place in the next couple of months, the search giant said in Chromium blog post.

"We expect even more rapid innovation in the web media platform in the coming year and are focusing our investments in those technologies that are developed and licensed based on open web principles," Google said. "To that end, we are changing Chrome’s
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3vi1 replied on Wed, Jan 12 2011 4:45 PM


Of course Apple and Microsoft still back H.264. Wouldn't you back the one that your free OS/applications competitors can't legally include? Hopefully this lights the fire under nVidia and AMD to release their drivers with VP8 hardware acceleration.

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