Can I use the MPEG-4/H.264 video format?

Compatibility table for support of the MPEG-4/H.264 video format in desktop and mobile browsers.

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MPEG-4/H.264 video format

- OTHER

Commonly used video compression format (not royalty-free)

IE

  1. 5.5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
  5. 9
  6. 10
  7. 11

Firefox

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 3.5
  4. 3.6
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9
  11. 10
  12. 11
  13. 12
  14. 13
  15. 14
  16. 15
  17. 16
  18. 17
  19. 18
  20. 19
  21. 20
  22. 21
  23. 22
  24. 23
  25. 24
  26. 25
  27. 26
  28. 27
  29. 28
  30. 29
  31. 30
  32. 31
  33. 32
  34. 33
  35. 34
  36. 35

Chrome

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. 7
  5. 8
  6. 9
  7. 10
  8. 11
  9. 12
  10. 13
  11. 14
  12. 15
  13. 16
  14. 17
  15. 18
  16. 19
  17. 20
  18. 21
  19. 22
  20. 23
  21. 24
  22. 25
  23. 26
  24. 27
  25. 28
  26. 29
  27. 30
  28. 31
  29. 32
  30. 33
  31. 34
  32. 35
  33. 36
  34. 37
  35. 38
  36. 39
  37. 40

Safari

  1. 3.1
  2. 3.2
  3. 4
  4. 5
  5. 5.1
  6. 6
  7. 6.1
  8. 7
  9. 7.1
  10. 8

Opera

  1. 9
  2. 9.5-9.6
  3. 10.0-10.1
  4. 10.5
  5. 10.6
  6. 11
  7. 11.1
  8. 11.5
  9. 11.6
  10. 12
  11. 12.1
  12. 15
  13. 16
  14. 17
  15. 18
  16. 19
  17. 20
  18. 21
  19. 22
  20. 23
  21. 24
  22. 25
  23. 26

iOS Safari

  1. 3.2
  2. 4.0-4.1
  3. 4.2-4.3
  4. 5.0-5.1
  5. 6.0-6.1
  6. 7.0-7.1
  7. 8

Opera Mini

  1. 5.0-7.0

Android Browser

  1. 2.1
  2. 2.2
  3. 2.3
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 4.1
  7. 4.2-4.3
  8. 4.4
  9. 4.4.3

Blackberry Browser

  1. 7
  2. 10

Opera Mobile

  1. 10
  2. 11
  3. 11.1
  4. 11.5
  5. 12
  6. 12.1
  7. 22

Chrome for Android

  1. 37

Firefox for Android

  1. 32

IE Mobile

  1. 10

UC Browser for Android

  1. 9.9

The Android 2.3 browser currently requires specific handling to play videos

Firefox supports H.264 on Windows 7 and later since version 21. Firefox supports H.264 on Linux since version 26 if the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins are installed.

Partial support for Firefox refers to the lack of support in OSX & some Linux platforms, for Android Firefox it refers to the inability of hardware acceleration.

Resources:
Wikipedia article
Firefox extension allowing support in Win7

*Global usage share statistics based on data from StatCounter GlobalStats for September, 2014. See the browser usage table for usage by browser version.