Imgur introduces gifv extension as an alternative to animated gifs

Oct

10

2014

Image Hoster Imgur has developed a new gifv extension that animated gifs are converted to an MP4 clip. According Imgur this provides considerably more compact files that would be more appropriate. Especially for mobile devices

Imgur gives his blog an example of his gifv Technology: An animated poison 50MB file is converted to gifv format only 3,4MB. According to the image hoster the quality of the typical course videos would gifv format remain the same, while much less bandwidth is required to receive. Moving image

The gifv extension, which is in fact an mp4 video clip is generated, it is not yet an official web standard, but Imgur still says it will submit his code. Gifv Project to the appropriate authorities this year Gifv images to include Twitter and Facebook would also be displayed while the format due to the significantly better compression seems especially useful for mobile devices with limited bandwidths smoothly.

Imgur is the format on its website wide application and converts all animated gifs to the new format. The maximum file size for uploads animated poison also be increased to 50MB.

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