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Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Fantasma, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    I'd like to be able to post .webm stuff instead of having to convert to gifs so I can use the tag thingy.

    For example this is 489k:[url]http://zippy.gfycat.com/EllipticalDazzlingArizonaalligatorlizard.webm[/url]

    Instead of this which is 15mb: [url]http://gfycat.com/EllipticalDazzlingArizonaalligatorlizard#?format=gif[/url]
     
  2. henke37

    aa henke37

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    Why not just link to youtube?
     
  3. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Because HTML5 video support is the future. (literally)
     
  4. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    If HTML5 has a way to default-mute and loads on demand, sure.
     
  5. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    It's an embedded animation that plays when you click the button; some have sound, some don't, but they don't start muted because that would be annoying.
     
  6. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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  7. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    The video tag supports muted="true" as option, but starting paused should already be fine. Or maybe 2 tags could be welcome. 1 with autoplay and muted=true, and 1 without autoplay which plays sounds as normal
     
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  8. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Something to consider: WebM isn't the only video format out there, and not every browser supports it. Webmasters usually aren't bothered by this, since they can offer two different versions of the video and let the browser pick one, and of course YouTube just transcodes everything into every format on earth anyway, but for people posting stuff on a forum, it presents an issue.
     
  9. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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  10. xzzy

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    Once upon a time people said we didn't need youtube embeds, because gifs were just fine. And before that people hated animated gifs, static jpegs were all we needed!

    (new technology shows up all the time, gotta stay flexible)


    I don't get the lack of youtube embeds either.
     
  11. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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  12. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    The thing is, webm is more useful as a gif replacement than as a youtube replacement. (short stuff that hardly warrants a video but it just better in motion) Gif sucks, plain and simple.
     
  13. Fantasma

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    That was my intention when submitting it.
    You can use gfycat to convert gifs,mp4' and other videos as well
     
  14. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Testing.



    [gfycat]ShadowyExcitableIchidna[/gfycat]
     
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  15. xzzy

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    Now Crash is gonna have to go and edit all his fake youtube embeds!
     
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  16. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    This is an okay problem for me. Thanks Geit!
     
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  17. Fantasma

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  18. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Could we get a click-to-load type thing on them?
     
  19. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Dunno why it's doing that, probably the height limit or character limit for that section - my advice would be to not do that . :p

    Maybe later - they shouldn't exceed the size of normal images that much anyway (400KB)
     
  20. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I thought so too. But your test example is 2MB and the one in Fantasmos' problem thread is 4MB... I tend to back out of map threads when I discover someone has embedded 15 feedback screenshots that are each 1.3 MB because it is annoying. I fear it might get worse if Fantasmos and others are using them for stuff that is STILL huge for an embedded image after being webm'd.