Microsoft Edge to Support Google’s Video Codec VP9

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Microsoft is trying to compete with Chrome and Firefox with its new Edge browser in Windows 10. I like Windows 10, but I do not like Edge because it does not currently support Internet Explorer Favorites and Favorite/Bookmark synching across browsers and computers. Until it fixes this major drawback, I don’t see a competitive advantage with Edge.

Microsoft Edge will soon support Google’s open-source video codec VP9

Microsoft today announced that its newly released Edge browser will be getting support for VP9, an open-source video codec that Google initially developed, in upcoming Windows Insider preview builds of Windows 10. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox already support VP9 — an alternative to the H.265 codec that can quickly deliver high-definition video content — and those are the very browsers that Edge was designed to compete with. “Our initial VP9 implementation in Microsoft Edg
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