Microsoft Creates H.264 Extension for Chrome and Firefox

Within the past few weeks Google announced that they would no longer support the H.264 video format in their Chrome Browser.   

Today Microsoft is making available the Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome that allows Windows 7 customers who choose to use Chrome to continue having the ability to play H.264 video.

Previously Microsoft made an H.264 add-on available for Windows 7 customers who choose to use Firefox as their browser.   

These add-ons enable H.264 interoperability across IE, Chrome and Firefox so that Windows 7 users can still enjoy popular video content.

Microsoft believes that Windows Customers should be able to easily play mainstream HTML5 video.  Internet Explorer 9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec.

Read the full details at the interoperability @ Microsoft blog.

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