The WebM media format is an open-source free media format specially designed for the HTML5 <video> tag. The WebM plugin is based on the Matroska codec and features very high-quality video, better video playback even on older computers, ability to change the video speed and is open-source. Most of the web browsers support the WebM media format internally except Internet Explorer 9. But Google has released the WebM plugin for Internet Explorer 9, which you can install to add WebM support in Internet Explorer 9. Here is how :
- Visit this web site http://tools.google.com/dlpage/WebMmf.
- Click on the blue color Download WebM for IE9 button.
- Accept the Google Terms of Service agreement by clicking on the Accept and Install as shown.
- An installer would start and start installing the WebM plugin. After the plugin has installed you would see the confirmation message.
Now WebM plug-in is installed in your computer and you can start watching the WebM encoded videos on Youtube and other websites. The WebM components are installed directly in Windows, and not inside Internet Explorer 9. Because the components are installed in Windows, the components can render WebM in other applications that support MF, such as Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7.