Google recently announced that its Chrome web browser will stop supporting the H.264 video format.
Today, as part of the interoperability bridges work, Microsoft made available the Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome, which's an extension for Chrome to enable Windows 7 customers who use Chrome to continue to play H.264 video.
"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.
We're committed to ensuring that Windows customers have the best Web experience, and we've been offering for several years now the extremely popular Windows Media Player plug-in for Firefox, which's downloaded by millions of people a month who want to watch Windows Media content.
We also recently provided an add-on for Windows 7 customers who choose Firefox to play H.264 video so as to enable interoperability across IE, Firefox and Chrome using HTML5 video on Windows," stated Microsoft Interoperability team.
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