Firefox 100 released with picture in picture captions HDR support on macOS

Firefox 100 released with picture-in-picture captions, HDR support on macOS, and other improvements

Mozilla company announced about the release of a new version of its Firefox 100 browser, which has received a number of new features and fixes that should make the application more attractive to users. The update is already available for download, as is the new version of the browser Download from the official Mozilla website.

    Image source: Mozilla

Image source: Mozilla

The new version of Firefox adds support for picture-in-picture captions when playing videos from YouTube, Prime Video and Netflix. It is enough to enable subtitles in the web player used for playback and they will appear when you switch to picture-in-picture mode. Subtitles for picture-in-picture mode also work when watching videos on other websites that support WebVTT format.

Added support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) videos on Apple Macs. To view content in this format, you need a Mac with macOS 11 or higher and an HDR-capable monitor.

Firefox for Windows has hardware-accelerated AV1 video decoding enabled by default when using a computer with a supported graphics accelerator. For Intel GPUs, video overlay is enabled by default, which reduces power consumption when watching videos. The developers have optimized the allocation of resources during rendering and event handling, which makes interacting with some web elements smoother.

The developers have made a number of less noticeable improvements, which can be found on the official Mozilla website. Also in Firefox 100 Firmly several security vulnerabilities, including those related to buffer overflows and working with shared memory.


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