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Google to drop support for h.264 video codec in Chrome

Chromium Blog: HTML Video Codec Support in Chrome


Specifically, we are supporting the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open codecs in the future. Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies.

Google is dumb.