Firefox 33 Brings OpenH264 Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 13 October 2014 at 08:08 PM EDT. 45 Comments
MOZILLA --
Mozilla Firefox 33.0 is now available.

Most notable about the Firefox 33 web browser update is that it integrates OpenH264 sandboxed support via Cisco's H.264 open-source support.

Firefox 33 also has off-main-thread compositing (OMTC) support albeit it's Windows only, enhanced Firefox Tiles, more WebRTC improvements, improved search support, faster JavaScript strings, a new Content Security Policy, support for HTTP proxy over HTTPS, and various other changes.

At the time of writing the official Firefox 33.0 release announcement has yet to happen but you can find the updated web browser via Mozilla FTP. Most of the major changes are outlined via the beta release notes.
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