More about the Chrome HTML Video Codec Change

We had a really good conversation spread over two blog posts about the new changes in Chrome in supporting video codecs.  Google Chrome to Drop Support for H.264 Video and Two Questions on 6 Weeks Release Cycle & H.264 Video

Now, Chromium team has announced a little more details on this change. This is something that grabbed my attention.

Does this mean I will no longer be able to play H.264 videos in Chrome?

H.264 plays an important role in video and the vast majority of the H.264 videos on the web today are viewed in plug-ins such as Flash and Silverlight. These plug-ins are and will continue to be supported in Chrome. Our announcement was only related to the <video> tag, which is part of the emerging HTML platform. While the HTML video platform offers great promise, few sites use it today and therefore few users will be immediately impacted by this change.

There are so many other questions Google answering through this blog post here. Check it out !

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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