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I left Chrome for a while because I was annoyed about Google taking away H.264 support. I won't go into my reasons why, but I'm considering using Chrome more as my default browser again.

The problem is, I still want native H.264 support in the browser since so many sites (YouTube, which Google runs, yeah...) don't provide WebM HTML5 video.

I know there's a plugin for Windows that Microsoft were kind enough to release, but what about us Mac users?

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Google have said that they will remove H.264 support from Chrome, but, as far as I know, they have yet to do it (at least up to May). In short, it ought to work out the box, without any plugins.

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You can use an extension such as Play in QuickTime.

The other alternative is to compile Chromium with your custom ffmpeg library that does support H.264

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