Firefox 33 brings H.264 support, lets you send videos to Chromecast and Roku devices from Android

Himanshu Arora

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More than a month after Mozilla came out with Firefox 32, the company has updated the web browser for Android, Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms, bumping it to version 33.0. Aside from bug fixes, the update also brings some new...

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VitalyT

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As for the desktop version, Firefox 33 now supports proprietary H.264 video codec for WebRTC-based video chat (H.264 videos still won’t play natively), thanks to a collaboration with Cisco, which has agreed to distribute OpenH264, a free H.264 codec plugin that the web browser requires.
I would think that a modern web browser by now should have full support for both x264 and x265 codecs.
 

TraceAbsence

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As for the desktop version, Firefox 33 now supports proprietary H.264 video codec for WebRTC-based video chat (H.264 videos still won’t play natively), thanks to a collaboration with Cisco, which has agreed to distribute OpenH264, a free H.264 codec plugin that the web browser requires.
I would think that a modern web browser by now should have full support for both x264 and x265 codecs.
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Revolution 11

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What I am still waiting for is bookmark folder support when importing bookmarks on the mobile Firefox browser. Instead of getting a highly organized group of bookmarks, it is all in one long list. It is frankly stupid that they do not have this.