Posts Tagged ‘H.264 codec’

Cisco to Release Open H.264 Codec; Mozilla to Integrate It in Firefox

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Thanks to Cisco’s flexibility and generosity, Firefox users now have improved access to video media on YouTube and other sites …

For a long time, Mozilla Firefox did not support H.264 in HTML5 which meant that you could not access all of the videos on YouTube if you switched on the HTML5 beta on the site or use it as part of other new technologies such as WebRTC. The core reason for this was that the popular H.264 codec is patent-encumbered and cannot be distributed with open source software such as the Firefox web browser without paying a license fee.