No <video> type formats are supported and being able to add an animated gif showing what you're creating a pull request for is immensely useful.
and, in addition, for as many people as possible to support opening of av1s as they do with gifs.
- looping is solved and convenient to configure
- it can be cross media barriers (copied into a text, copied into an e-mail, etc.)
- it pleases the bandwidth gods (are gifs usually smaller? i know that they have a limited color palette)
That being said, #2 is critical. I often open Safari to get gifs to copy to iMessage because Chrome and Firefox don't properly copy gifs.
AV1 may be a way to make that more "standard" (big hand wave) but adoption is conditional upon this type of common man friendly portability.
I hate opening “gifs” that are actually videos and, for example, interrupt my currently playing music to playback silence.
Judging by most websites I comes across, this must be referring to some other universe.
fifteen ffmpeg commands
Yeah I don't think AV1 is the answer.
<video style="display:block; margin: 0 auto;" autoplay loop muted playsinline poster="RollingCredits.jpg">
<source src="media/RollingCredits.av1.mp4" type="video/mp4">
<source src="media/RollingCredits.vp9.webm" type="video/webm">
<source src="media/RollingCredits.x264.mp4" type="video/mp4">
H265 is getting there, but in the meantime you'd be killing a lot of batteries with software decoding.
This page claims 78% supported on iOS and 57% on Android as of last August: https://www.scientiamobile.com/growing-support-of-hevc-or-h-...
I've added a note to the article
And that is what is working against something completely replacing it.
We detached this subthread from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19875516 and marked it off-topic.
We can differentiate between a talented person with some health issues, and what those health issues make them say -- and not consider them bad because of mere words under mental stress.
But, after some time has passed, we should be able to discuss and evaluate a person's impact (good and bad). Otherwise history would be impossible to write.
It's been eight months. I think it's okay to acknowledge the full range of what Davis said.
Grandparent comment didn't say Davis was terrible, as you claim; the words were "He said some terrible stuff".
Animated GIFs are not really a video format, they are just a set of non-lossy compressed images shown at a timer interval. Such small details are hugely important when some media is used in a creative way.