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Author Topic: Is there a way to post video gifs on the forum?  (Read 1652 times)

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For example if I wish to display this the same was as a gif, is it possible?

http://i.imgur.com/jZxtds3.webm
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Re: Is there a way to post video gifs on the forum?
« Reply #1 on: 27 May 2016, 15:05 »

No.

It could be possible, of course, as they are simply videos repackaged in a new and incompatible way (with the additional feature of not being able to be downloaded as GIFs can).  But to enable it I would have to write an extension to the forum software, as no one else yet has - which I might look into, but not with any urgency.  (It doesn't help that I personally find the over-use of video clips and GIFs on the Internet to be a particular irritation - but I did it for YouTube.)
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Re: Is there a way to post video gifs on the forum?
« Reply #2 on: 27 May 2016, 15:18 »

Blocking animated images is one of the things that I miss most from Opera Classic.  The addons I have found don't always work properly.  Okay, I'll leave this to a mini-rant: the .gif format should have died in the '90s.
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Re: Is there a way to post video gifs on the forum?
« Reply #3 on: 01 Jun 2016, 10:54 »

actually, imgur has a feature wherein if you change the extension of an image to .gif, they will automatically convert the image, making it postable on most forums.

like so:

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[img]http://i.imgur.com/jZxtds3.gif[/img]
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Re: Is there a way to post video gifs on the forum?
« Reply #4 on: 01 Jun 2016, 11:11 »

Hmm - interesting.  If you download that, it seems to be converted on the fly (it took ages, and is 56MB).
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Re: Is there a way to post video gifs on the forum?
« Reply #5 on: 02 Jun 2016, 11:21 »

wow I did not know that!
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