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Firefox video support expanding with WebRTC and H.264

Going against its initial hopes, Mozilla starts adding support for the patent-encumbered H.264 video compression standard. Perhaps it'll get revenge through WebRTC.

By February 20, 2013

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Mozilla execs capitulate in H.264 Web-video war

The Firefox developer, seeking a foothold in mobile browsing, is poised to accept patented video technology it had spurned. That underscores the challenges for Google's competing WebM.

By March 14, 2012

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Google's VP9 video codec nearly done; YouTube will use it

One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.

By May 10, 2013

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Microsoft tries undoing Chrome's H.264 omission

A plug-in will let Windows 7 users watch H.264 video using Chrome even after Google removes support. Also: Microsoft's qualified pledge not to sue Google in the matter.

By February 2, 2011

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Google yanking H.264 video out of Chrome

In Web video encoding, there are two major standards. Google just announced it's backing its own WebM over the codec Apple and Microsoft support.

By January 11, 2011

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Google, Nokia face off in video codec dispute

Nokia says Google is trying to force VP8 down the computing industry's throat, but Google is backing up its free video technology with patent deals and help with HTC's legal defense against Nokia.

By March 29, 2013

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Microsoft gives Firefox an H.264 video boost

Mozilla has shunned the H.264 video technology, but Microsoft is easing its use with Firefox on Windows. WebM video fans might not be pleased.

By December 15, 2010

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Google reaches deal with MPEG LA over its VP8 video codec

Agreement with patent-licensing group clears the way for wider adoption of the Web giant's streaming-video platform WebM.

By March 7, 2013

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As 'Gangnam Style' hits 2B YouTube views, music fans should cheer. Really

Psy may be the first to reach that landmark, but YouTube is already planning for a world in which thousands of videos reach billions of views.

By May 30, 2014

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Mozilla holds its nose and supports DRM video in Firefox

The open-source browser gets a proprietary Adobe software so people can watch video from sites like Netflix over the Web. Supporting it is better than losing Firefox users, Mozilla says.

By May 14, 2014