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Windows 7: No IE9 HTML5 Codecs Beyond H.264 Because of Uncertainty

03 May 2010   #1
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No IE9 HTML5 Codecs Beyond H.264 Because of Uncertainty

Microsoft’s announcement that Internet Explorer 9 will support the H.264 exclusively as the codec for HTML5 has stirred up consistent interest in the few days since it was shared with the public. Sufficiently consistent for Dean Hachamovitch, IE GM, to provide a follow-up. The Redmond company is not permanently turning its back on additional codecs when it comes down to IE embracing HTML5, however, for the time being and what will be the immediate future, H.264 will remain the software giant’s sole pick.

“The biggest obstacle to supporting more than H.264 today is the uncertainty,” Hachamovitch stated. “When there’s industry consensus and confidence that the uncertainties are resolved, we’ll be open to considering other codecs. Until then, we’ll continue with our current plans to deliver great HTML5 video in IE9 with certainty for consumers and developers.”

Full read: No IE9 HTML5 Codecs Beyond H.264 Because of Uncertainty - Explains the General Manager of IE - Softpedia


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