Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for Chrome

By | February 2, 2011 | 4 Comments


Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for ChromeBack 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.


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  • http://pthree.org Aaron Toponce

    What’s a “lenghty”? :)

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser (Vygantas)

      Thanks, fixed :-)

  • Ramasubbu SK

    As end user I’m happy that I can now watch any video in any browser. Hopefully one these work for Opera browser too. I’m very upset with the software industry that they don’t treat the Opera as a browser. Yahoo, Google & MSN doesn’t developer their website compatible with Opera, but they steal (embrace) the ideas from Opera browser.

  • nvm

    This is just a plugin. Why bother? Might as well use Flash.