Google Hates H.264 Too

Google says it is dropping H.264 in Chrome (huh? Don’t they know that H.264 won? πŸ˜‰ )

Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies

Microsoft is firmly in the H.264 camp (with H.264 support built into Win7 they better be!), so the whole web-interface thing just got a whole lot more complicated.

Update : Opera in the hater camp too!

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Author: prescienta

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2 thoughts on “Google Hates H.264 Too”

  1. Well, the whole web-interface thing just got incrementally more complicated, but not by an order of magnitude or anything. Even with Chrome supporting H.264, there’s just no single format/container combination that supports all browsers and mobile devices (which are part of the “web” now πŸ™‚

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