Google owned "WebM" format support now reaches Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has finally accepted the long awaited change of embracing the open source and royalty free video format "WebM" developed by Google natively in the browser.

Earlier today, Microsoft updated its "Native WebM" UserVoice suggestion site for Microsoft Edge Development with "In Development" status.

Native WebM UserVoice Suggestion

It will definitely help out users on the most popular video streaming platform, YouTube, given that back in January, Google ditched Flash Player support altogether in favor of HTML5.

It remains to be seen when this feature will land on Edge through the Windows 10 Insider Preview. It's also unclear if Microsoft will provide only VP8 codec support, or VP9 as well, through the WebM container. Not to mention, the VP10 codec is also under development for tackling 4K content streaming issues.

WebM support was also present in Internet Explorer 9+ through a plugin from Google.

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