What is up with this gifv and webm crap?

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by zeello, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. zeello

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

    Apr 15, 2013
    United States
    It's 2015, and now people are inventing filetypes that don't work on tablets and mobile devices?

    What the hell is the point of that? Ever heard of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'?
  2. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl

    Aug 24, 2014
    United States
    Fort Gay, West Virginia
    Webm works fine on my phone and tablet
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  3. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    But gif is broken, so there's that.
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  4. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    People invent alternatives for GIF's because GIF as a format sucks balls. GIF's have a limited colour palette and extending it requires lots of trickery, they're resource-heavy and they usually take a lot of space if they're animated. WebM is just a superior format for animation online and GIFV is just a metaformat that wraps either a WebM animation or an MP4. HTML5 is wide-spread at this point, if your device doesn't support WebM then it's high time to buy a better tablet or phone, or at least look for an OS update.
    Margen67 likes this.
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