Firefox Version 100 Released with Hardware-Accelerated AV1 Video Decoding on Windows and More

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Mozilla has released the 100th version of Firefox, a celebratory milestone that has since been achieved by its biggest competitors, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. The centenary build includes a number of improvements, including HDR video support for Firefox on Mac and hardware-accelerated AV1 video decoding on Windows systems with supported GPUs, allowing users to experience videos that have been encoded using the new video coding standard that boasts 30% better compression than H.265/HEVC. Version 1.0 of Firefox was released on November 9, 2004.

Thank you to everyone who got us here: To every employee past and present who played a role in delivering Firefox—thank you for your grit and hard work. To every contributor who championed open source, thank you for turning a browser into a movement!

Finally, thanks to every user of Firefox—thank you most of all. We didn’t get here—17 years and 100 versions later—without your support. Your choice to use Firefox contributes directly to a better web, keeping it open and accessible to all. It is with a profound sense of gratitude and appreciation that we will continue fighting for this global public resource, putting people over profits.

Source: Mozilla

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