HTML Video Codec Support in Chrome

Posted on Tue 11 January 2011 in Dispatches • 1 min read

Google is dropping H.264 support in Chrome, in favor of WebM and Theora. Considering the tide of sites that are doing H.264 streaming these days, this seems like a bad move. I get that this is posturing, but if site owners are stuck dual encoding video just to be compatible with multiple browsers, I don’t see this position winning Google any good will, because let’s be honest, H.264 adoption isn’t going to slow down anytime soon.