Include a H.264 video codec encoder and decoder in Chrome for use with WebRTC. At IETF in late november 2014, a compromise was reached with the main contributors to WebRTC to ship both VP8 and H.264. This launch is to follow up in this public commitment. The plan is to use the OpenH264 (same lib as Firefox uses) for encoding and FFmpeg (which is already used elsewhere in Chrome) for decoding.


Specification link

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Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • Shipped/Shipping
  • No signal
  • No signals


Last updated on 2021-10-11