Google Chrome to Drop Support for H.264

Chromium's blog informs that Google Chrome will drop support for H.264 in the coming months and will only support WebM (VP8) and Theora codecs.


Google's latest news reminds of having a capricious boss that makes up new shit every few weeks that no one wants or needs. We've all been there, right?

"Look people, I know the linux mail server is perfectly functional and it only requires Bill in IT to look at for one hour each month, but I really think scraping it and deploying Microsoft Exchange will do wonders for our productivity. Once we get a couple MCE engineers hired, we're looking at a two-month deployment..."

There is no good reason for Chrome to drop a video standard that YouTube helped push.