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H.264 + $$$ = .mp4
H.264isahigh-quality videostandard that hasreceived thebacking ofsome verybigplayers,
only a standard—not a video codec. An organization named MPEG LA owns the intellectual
implemented H.264 have done so with their own proprietary codecs. As a result, the varying
codecs are incompatible with one another, making this a tricky format to use across multiple
platforms. H.264 videos have the .mp4 extension. Most for-profit corporations have imple-
mented support for this format on their platforms, but the developers of open source browsers
like Firefox and Opera have not. In late 2010, Google dropped H.264 support in Chrome in
favor of WebM.
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