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MPEG-4/H.264 video format

Commonly used video compression format.

Spec http://ip.hhi.de/imagecom_G1/assets/pdfs/csvt_overview_0305.pdf
Status Other
IE Edge Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
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  17 58 64 TP 49
11 16 57 63 11 48
10 15 56 62 10.1 47
9 14 55 61 10 46
8 13 54 60 9.1 45
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7 12 53 59 9 44
6   52 58 8 43
5.5   51 57 7.1 42
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    49 55 6.1 40
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    47 53 5.1 38
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    44 50 3.2 35
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    25 31   16
    24 30   15
    23 29   12.1
    22 28   12
    21 27   11.6
    20 26   11.5
    19 25   11.1
    18 24   11
    17 23   10.6
    16 22   10.5
    15 21   10.0-10.1
    14 20   9.5-9.6
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iOS Safari Opera Mini Android Browser Blackberry Browser Opera Mobile Android Chrome Android Firefox IE Mobile Android UC Browser Samsung Internet QQ Browser Baidu Browser
11.0-11.2 all 62 10 37 62 57 (2) 11 11.4 6.2 1.2 7.12
10.3   4.4.3-4.4.4 7 12.1     10   5    
10.0-10.2   4.4   12         4    
9.3   4.2-4.3   11.5              
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9.0-9.2   4.1   11.1              
8.1-8.4   4   11              
8   3   10              
7.0-7.1   2.3 (1)                  
6.0-6.1   2.2                  
5.0-5.1   2.1                  
4.2-4.3                      
4.0-4.1                      
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Notes

Firefox supports H.264 on Windows 7 and later since version 21. Firefox supports H.264 on Linux since version 26 if the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins are installed.

Partial support for older Firefox versions refers to the lack of support in OS X & some non-Android Linux platforms.

  1. The Android 2.3 browser requires specific handling to play videos.

  2. Partial supports refers to the lack of hardware acceleration.

Bugs

  • Chrome has performance problems with long h.264 videos.

  • Browsers have trouble with more than one audio track in a video (for multi-language support): IE 11 supports it, Firefox plays the last track, Chrome plays the first track.

  • In Windows 7, the maximum supported resolution is 1920 × 1088 pixels for both software and DXVA decoding. MSDN).

Resources

Data by caniuse.com
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0.
http://caniuse.com/#feat=mpeg4