Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 4 Vote(s) - 2.75 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Help Google drops H.264 video, pushes WebM adoption in Chrome
Advertisement
#1
Information 

Bangalore: Google has announced that it is withdrawing H.264 support from the HTML5 component in Chrome. This is in bid to promote the adoption of Google's internally developed WebM format and Ogg Theora.

Although Google concedes that H.264 is a popular format but it said that the opening of the VP8 codec has resulted in speed improvements and widespread adoption. The changes would be made in two months time.

Google said the details were announced in advance as it hoped various sites would voluntarily make the switch from HTML5 to WebM. However, it is not yet known whether extensions or plugins will bring the codec back.

It is assumed that switching from H.264 to WebM may be not be very useful for Google as there may crop several issues related to patents and royalty payments. Also a majority of the videos in web are HTML5-enabled. using H.264. In this scenario, how the WebM as a format will fair is yet to be seen.
Siliconindia news
___________________________________________
Airtel Digital HD Recorder / Kerala Vision Digital TV
Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: New feature in Google Maps will show landmarks nairrk 0 165 10-02-2020, 11:51 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Discontinues Paid Chrome Extensions nairrk 0 378 09-23-2020, 07:24 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Drive to delete trashed files after 30 days from October 13 nairrk 0 143 09-19-2020, 03:26 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Duo makes its debut on Android TV: Check details, how it works nairrk 0 103 09-13-2020, 06:04 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  Update: Google bans six apps on Play Store nairrk 0 140 09-02-2020, 06:55 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Maps Saved tab can now help people identify, remember places they often visit nairrk 0 122 08-29-2020, 08:07 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google announces updates to Google Assistant Snapshot nairrk 0 151 08-28-2020, 06:44 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: How to Use Google Docs in Offline Mode nairrk 0 143 08-28-2020, 02:26 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Chrome now gets faster tabs, tab previews, tab groups and more new features nairrk 0 208 08-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Play music to be discontinued nairrk 0 144 08-22-2020, 07:38 AM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement