When Google announced last month about dropping of H.264 codec from it Chrome Browser, it created a huge buzz in the tech world. Various reasons were attributed to the move undertaken by Google. Since H.264 codec boasts of high end features and with several browsers supporting HTML5 videos encoded with H.264 codec, the move is surly a huge gamble undertaken by the search engine giant.
However, users wary about the withdrawal of H.264 codec can breathe a little easy as software giant Microsoft has come with a plug-in for Chrome which will continue to provide H.264 video support despite withdrawal of the H.264 codec by Google.
Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension For Chrome
Microsoft has named the plug-in as Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension For Chrome. The plug-in will work with Chrome On Windows 7. So if users need to make use of this plug-in, then they need to upgrade their operating system to Windows 7 as the plug-in will not work with older versions of Windows.
It is to be noted that Google aims to promote WebM codec, which is relatively new format and lacks several features which are present in H.264 codec. But with Microsoft releasing the plug-in, users can enjoy the experience of HD videos. To download the extension, click here.