WebM vs. H.264: Google Bets Big on Itself

January 14, 2011 No Comments

Chrome will soon turn its back on the H.264 codec in favor of Google’s own WebM technology. It’s risky to ditch a working standard such as H.264 for one under development, but there are potential benefits for both Google and anyone now paying licensing fees. Then again, there are questions about whether WebM will be ready for prime time — and to what degree a standards feud will encumber users.

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