Microsoft Announces Chrome H.264 Video Extension for Chrome

. February 2, 2011 . 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced a Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome, which will let users of the Google browser play H.264 video on HTML5 pages by using the built-in capabilities found in Windows 7.

Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, also released a lengthy blog post in which he criticized Google’s control over the WebM project and said IE9 will support both H.264 and WebM.

The Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome uses Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin code from the April 2007 release according to the release notes.

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