H.264 Support Now Enabled By Default in Firefox Nightlies for Windows

Posted February 7, 2013 at 7:12pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5668 views

H.264, AAC, and MP3 support is now enabled by default in Firefox Nightlies for Windows 7 and later, reports pearce.org.nz.

This is a step forward in finally reaching a standard video format on the web. Despite over 80% of online video being in H.264 format, Mozilla has previously refused to update it web browser with support for the standard.

If no major issues are found, H.264/AAC/MP3 support should ship in Firefox 22, which is scheduled to be released around June 25th.

For Linux and Mac, work is in progress.

Read More [via Engadget]


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Bob Fry - February 8, 2013 at 9:29pm
FF 22 wtf.
Shreyas - February 7, 2013 at 7:55pm
Great move and finally a sigh of respite. However, Firefox, why not make all these moves at once to all the platforms?
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