Google published the release notes of Chrome 50. It now supports H.264 (behind a flag). Google adds H.264 to Chrome. This was an expected addition to Chrome given the WebRTC Mandatory to Implement video codec decision at the IETF that both VP8 and H.264 should be supported by browsers. Does this put an end to the need for WebRTC video transcoding and to server side decode and encode?
The WebRTC Mandatory To Implement (MTI) video codec has been a battleground in WebRTC where each camp has its claims why VP8 or H.264 is the right one to go for. Although the set is technical, the considerations behind the scenes are business, involve large companies and big money. Based on the last IETF meeting it looks like a solution is underway