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[–]Vorgand_Rothovics 66 points67 points  (19 children)

That's some fancy API you got there, I hope there will be a SQL.

[–]ucefkh 31 points32 points  (15 children)

Actually it's pretty simple to do but I hoped they'll use webm instead of gifs since it's 80% much faster and smaller in size

[–]Tehbeefer 11 points12 points  (11 children)

Safari doesn't support webm (or Ogg Vorbis. Without plugins, anyway). While "get another browser" is valid advice, at 14% of market share, it's the second-most popular browser after Chrome.

[–]ucefkh 18 points19 points  (4 children)

In a video you can choose a backup file if the first one fails.

So if they can run wemb it will run faster unless they're using a prehistoric browser then they will have the other supported formats ;)

[–]Tehbeefer 0 points1 point  (3 children)

oh good

[–]ucefkh 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That's what she said 😊

[–]geometron011 0 points1 point  (1 child)


[–]ucefkh 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]VrGrandMaster 5 points6 points  (0 children)

While "get another browser" is valid advice, at 14% of market share, it's the second-most popular browser after Chrome.

Literally every other browser can play it, so fuck Apple, they are just money hungry fucks.

[–]chazychum 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Apple seems to hate Ogg Vorbis. Tried putting some on an old iPhone the other day and it would not have it at all. Gave up and figured I'd aux in with Android rather than fight iTunes just to get a phone sitting on an old docking station.

[–]Tehbeefer 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It's a competitor for their AAC format. I don't know what their gripe is with webm other than it's Google's format. Possible competitor for HTML5 maybe?

[–]Wyld--One 4 points5 points  (0 children)

simple... they can't charge for it :)

[–]mrBitch 3 points4 points  (1 child)

main reason for this is simply to preserve battery life, iphone has dedicated hardware built in to decrypt and play mp4 and AAC, as soon as you play audio or video that's encrypted in another format it's now having to burn through CPU and battery life suffers.

[–]Tehbeefer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

While a decent reason for iPhones, that doesn't explain why their desktop browser is similarly configured.

edit: except they are trying to standardize content for their phones, so I guess that could make sense. Still not exactly thrilled though.

[–]ucefkh 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Or even apng ;)

[–]e-equals-mc-hammer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

apng seems like it has been gaining browser support lately: https://caniuse.com/#feat=apng

[–]ucefkh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But remember it's just a PNG ;)

[–]Enndogger 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Under rated joke here.

[–]gaku3601 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]thecrius 40 points41 points  (4 children)

It's going to convert to gif and not gifv?

If not, in 2017 with a big amount of traffic happening on mobile you better think about this.

[–]djgump35 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Gifbot will still be there for us, with a purpose.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There's no such format as gifv. Gifv is an MP4 encoded as H.264. Gifv is just a brand name created by Imgur to separate themselves from competitors.

[–]chrismash 5 points6 points  (0 children)

gifv is just a silent mp4

[–]l3luDream[🍰] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Yay! Thanks!

[–]keef0r 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I tried using it twice, both mobile and desktop, but it rejected my submission for not having the correct extension (I made sure the "gif" option was selected). I had to use a 3rd party to convert it to gif in order to post.

[–]highdefmoto 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Also had this problem from mobile

[–]GrayGreyMoralityFan 9 points10 points  (2 children)

While we at it, can we convert png and jpegs to bmp(or better yet - xbm) in /r/pics?

It's not like bandwidth matters.

[–]goldfishpaws 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How about 12-bit TIFF handwritten on sheets of A1 paper?

[–]TheLurkingMenace -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You will gain absolutely nothing by doing so.

[–]sbf2009 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Why? GIF is obsolete technology. WebM does more with less without all the shittiness that come with gif compression.

[–]naturalwallpaper 8 points9 points  (1 child)

:( gif format, gifv would have been much better even webm too

[–]JakeDaDerp 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]HayBaleBondsMan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So, how do I "use" this feature ? Where do I make sure to have "gif" enabled?

[–]Judith_Muncie 9 points10 points  (0 children)

gifs is a repeat video

[–]fsm20132 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Is there a way to auto-hide all v.redd.it posts?

They never play for me so I end up clicking on the link only to see the video fail to load 100% of the time. I'd rather just not see any v.redd.it posts. I grow so weary of downvoting them all.

[–]xRyozuo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The video follows you so you can read comments and watch the video at the same time, but what about when I'm trying to just read the comments? With 4/5 of the screen jogged by the video, it's a pain to read comments.

[–]ZackyHaymaker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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[–]Arthur_Strouse 5 points6 points  (0 children)

excellent work

[–]Saketme 8 points9 points  (1 child)

There better be public APIs so that I can have the same functionality on reddit sync (or any app of my choice)

[–]ouch-hangover 4 points5 points  (1 child)


[–]Gingerstachesupreme 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Imagining an uncut, 15 minute gif...

[–]ElNido 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]AmaroqOkami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I'm a big fan of fat, meaty, uncut gifs myself.

[–]A_Gigantic_Potato[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]pauljs75 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So where are the mobile apps accessible on a regular computer?

Really need something server-side for those not on a phone.

(Although I suppose it can be done on different software where YMMV. On Linux here, and GIMP still leaves quite a bit to be desired in this aspect.)

[–]Amonoros 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Why the obsession with gifs? Maybe I’m missing something, but certain things need video(sounds)

Do gifs save a lot of space? Easier to load? I just don’t get why everything is so gif focused now

[–]uncut-robot 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Easy to steal content without giving the creator credit.

[–]goldfishpaws 2 points3 points  (0 children)

GIF is by far the shittiest format for sharing video. Files are huge and frame rates terrible. I actually checked if this was an April 1st post.

[–]sloppyjoe117 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–]mommaoften 1 point2 points  (1 child)

i need help getting christmas gifts where do i go

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The mall

[–]paulfromatlanta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm a Georgia boy, am having trouble understanding this - why are we driving into the fire?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where is this new thing?

[–]KnifeKnut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A link to said converter might be a good idea

[–]falconbox 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'll stick with gfycat and imgur.

[–]theytookmyvcard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what's the orange coffe mug thing next to titles mean?

[–]Solidarity365 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  • Upload videos (MP4 or MOV, up to 15 minutes long) directly to Reddit

Bullshit. 1 minute. Seriously there is nowhere to upload a 5 minute mp4 to a gifalike HTML5 compressed. I've tried everything.

Get on it, reddit.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is great news, hope it work out well.

[–]FrankSinatraYodeling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can I have a hug too?

[–]LneptPlaytime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was she say befor that true fall

[–]JustinW928 0 points1 point  (0 children)