Back in January, Google has announced its plans to remove H.264 codec from the Chrome web browser.
Well, Microsoft has decided to spice some things up and announced the availability of “Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome” (Windows 7 only).
In addition, Dean Hachamovitch the Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer has posted a a lengthy, explaining the current industry situation and expressing his concerns about WebM (just like Google did with H.264).
To sum it up: Microsoft is fully behind H.264 and sees no reason to drop it.
• Microsoft to Reveal Internet Explorer Mobile Plans
During the CES, one of the audience members has asked Microsoft’s Dean…
During the CES, one of the audience members has asked Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch about the future of IE Mobile and whether they plan to bring new features, such as HTML5 anytime soon.
Although he wasn’t very eager to reveal any specific plans, Dean Hachamovitch said: …we will be talking more about our mobile browser very soon…
If rumors are to be believed, then the upcoming Windows Phone 7 update (codenamed Mango) will include HTML5 and Silverlight support.
Video Source: WinRumors
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Earlier this month, Microsoft has revealed the very first information about the upcoming Silverlight 5 release.
According to “The Future of Microsoft Silverlight” web site, Silverlight 5 will introduce more than 40 new features, including developer productivity improvements as well as huge boost in the video quality and performance.
Key new features:
Hardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.
What’s the solution?
Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).
As he said: