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Microsoft Releases Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension For Chrome

by arupchou on February 2, 2011

When Google announced last month about dropping of H.264 codec from it Chrome Browser, it created a huge buzz in the tech world.  H.264 CodecVarious 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.

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11.27.13 at 3:06 pm

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1 Saif Hassan (saiftheboss7) 02.03.11 at 10:19 pm

Won’t work for me. I use Linux Mint.

2 Paul 03.06.11 at 7:20 am

And I use Ubuntu, so it’s pointless. 2011 and we STILL have people writing software like this that isn’t cross platform!

3 tural 03.25.11 at 3:01 am


4 tural 03.25.11 at 3:02 am


5 rcl 04.01.11 at 5:42 pm

Windows XP… No go. Chrome’s fast but Google makes it hard to love. Regularly breaking things with no notice to their user base.

6 Ken 04.06.11 at 10:26 pm

Fuck! I use LINUX … ¬.¬ .|.

7 Rais Hussain 06.28.11 at 5:11 am

Nice effort by Microsoft. Microsoft should continue to support these type of things to their users.

8 yop 10.04.11 at 12:57 am

Poor LINUX users all they do is make themselves stand out in the crowd you’VE all been doing cross platform apps that cannot be seen in other OS. And oh yeah that must have been 20 years now!!! What happens to “Linux RULES” may be in some hidden dungeons!!!! I am also a UBUNTU user but not as freak as you TROLLS!!!!

9 ZiKO 10.31.11 at 10:27 am

lolz… 😀 ..
i agree with “yop” ..

10 Nebulizer Omron 11.14.11 at 9:06 am

Thanks good pugin you can get usefull for us. I thank you for taking your time sharing your thoughts and ideas to a lot

11 John F-u 08.03.12 at 8:41 am

This is sick, such a basic plug in and it doesnt work, wtf is wrong with there are 5000 extensions nad this elementar and necessary plug in doesnt work, and your redirection of every instalation from your sad e-shop is so so so annoying, i go back for FIREFOX u fuckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Tuan 11.01.12 at 9:50 pm


13 DOCTOR SHAH 12.26.12 at 1:32 am


14 azhar 12.28.12 at 8:40 pm

from where can i download this Windows Media Player HTML5 . please give the link for this extension

15 Pennielaynze 02.27.13 at 7:14 pm

Android Google / Nexus 7 user and MAC user among with lenova and others Speaking for a bunch of us IBM employees, we have decided to uninstall and quit using you. We also our tired of last minute changes that tend to carry no improvement but only irritation and frustration of causing havack to failure to all of us users that rely on you from day to day including us a business. Get it together or lose all your fans that once adored you. Nobody wants there experience to be like day and night. At least you give a notice prior to your actions to the public,…!!!!

16 Coxs 06.06.13 at 10:56 am

I cant make it to work with win 8
Is there another for win 8 ? or am I doing something wrong ?

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