And I mean federated gifs, I know mastodon transcodes gifs into videos like they are imgur.
@dansup I would assume it's a space saving thing. Looping video gifs use a lot less space compared to image gifs
@dansup better compression ?
@Transflux File storage is so cheap though, and if mastodon cared about federated gifs they would transcode/optimize them instead of showing a link.
It's nice to see new projects embrace common formats.
@dansup I would (will) use videos for their compression. Did u ever consider the environmental impact of mbs stored and pushed around?
@Transflux Yes, like I mentioned, they should optimize gifs instead of expecting only jpegs and videos.
@dansup I agree on th e common format idea tho. Still smaller media means more accessibility for clients with bad connection
@Transflux If we are talking about accessibility, gifs are about a decade older than videos. Every browser supports gifs.
@dansup ok, so u mean basically the frontend?
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