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Why IE9 Will Not Support Other Codecs Than H.264

May 3rd, 2010 05:17 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

jlp2097 writes “There is a new article up on Microsoft’s IEBlog explaining why IE9 will only support H.264: ‘First and most important, we think it is the best available video codec today for HTML5 for our customers. Relative to alternatives, H.264 maintains strong hardware support in PCs and mobile devices as well as a breadth of implementation in consumer electronics devices around the world, excellent video quality, scale of existing usage, availability of tools and content authoring systems, and overall industry momentum – each an important factor that contributes to our point of view. H.264 also provides the best certainty and clarity with respect to legal rights from the many companies that have patents in this area.’”

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