Microsoft commits to H.264 video in IE9

With the H.264 vs WebM fight raging between Apple and Google, Microsoft have charged in battle supporting the fruitier option.

In a blog post titled “HTML5 and Web Video: Questions for the Industry from the Community” Microsoft have promised to place H.264 video at the core of its web experiences in IE9. This comes weeks after Google announced it has no plans to support H.264 video in Chrome browser in a bid to promote their own video codec ‘WebM’.

Microsoft also announced it’s released an add-on for rival browser Firefox on Microsoft Computers to support H.264 video, and to add insult to injury Microsoft have also released a “plug-in for Google Chrome on Windows to provide support for H.264.” Enabling the re-inserting H.264 abilities on Chrome.