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This thread was archived on 5 July 2017 by Iiii I I I.

Animated GIFs seem to be the only low-quality thing here imo. It's 2017 and there are several alternatives. Just take a quick glance at this article here. Obviously there are drawbacks to using a different method to display animations, like styling (css-based sprite animation) wouldn't work on the wikia mobile app. Should we favour practicality or quality? Bren 15:32, July 5, 2017 (UTC)

Proposals
  • WebM video format
  • CSS-based sprites
  • Continue using gifs

Discussion

Continue using gifs - As far as I understand it the reason that we haven't used WEBM is because Wikia doesn't support it properly. The CSS-based sprites are a lot of work for little gain. I personally don't see the problem with the GIFs we have currently, a lot of the more recent ones are actually a higher quality than older uploads. I'd much rather use an alternative, but there isn't one that is supported properly by Wikia. xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 17:19, July 5, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - is Forum:💣💣💣Video format discussion -- eXtreme boogaloo💣💣💣 relevant to this? Magic logs detailIsobelJRaw rocktail detail 17:26, July 5, 2017 (UTC)

Yes, exactly this, except mine is less in depth :P Bren 22:29, July 5, 2017 (UTC)

Closed - author request. Still waiting on Wikia to implement Extension:TimedMediaHandler... --Iiii I I I 22:58, July 5, 2017 (UTC)

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