Real estate and the future of Web Video

Adobe Flash and the clash of the tech titans

I was on the train heading to the Real Estate Connect conference in New York City earlier this month when Google announced that its Chrome browser would no longer support the video codec (H.264) that is widely utilized by Apple and its mobile devices.

HTML5’s H.264 was poised to compete against the Flash player, which is used to view most Web video.

Mike Jazayeri, Chrome product manager, wrote, "Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies."