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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 JANUARY 2011 Google has removed support for the video codec H.264 from it’s popular web browser Google Chrome.  Both Apple and Microsoft heavily favor the video codec, which is under patent.  Google has made it a point to side with Mozilla and Opera in their stance of neutrality and desire for all web technologies to be unencumbered by patent restrictions. “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,” said Mike Jazayeri, a Google product manager, in a blog post. A codec is what encodes and decodes video and audio downloaded and streamed on […]

    Google pulls support for H.264 video codec from Chrome

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 JANUARY 2011 Google has removed support for the video codec H.264 from it’s popular web browser Google Chrome.  Both Apple and Microsoft heavily favor the video codec, which is under patent.  Google has made it a point to side with Mozilla and Opera in their stance of neutrality and desire for all web technologies to be unencumbered by patent restrictions. “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,” said Mike Jazayeri, a Google product manager, in a blog post. A codec is what encodes and decodes video and audio downloaded and streamed on […]

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