Google to Discard H.264 Support from Chrome
Posted by pratyushkp
Chrome will support open video standards – WebM & VP8
Google Chrome will eventually drop H.264 support in the coming few months. Content publishers and web developers have been asked to use HTML5 Video tags in the site code in order to be ready. In order to comply with the H.264 drop and adopt WebM video, the content publishers and web developers will have to face additional challenges to reach wider audience on the web. Certain Google products already support WebM and the project’s FAQ states that support for the same will be prioritized for the remaining as well. We don’t think Google will ever drop support for H.264 for YouTube and Android. It would be too risky unless large number of content publishers and developers have embraced WebM entirely.