• Andrew C, over 5 years ago

    Web consortium (and Google) doesn’t like videos auto playing without a user consent—historically to prevent spam and abuse. It’ll be interesting to see if mp4 can enhance the UX of Dribbble without auto play. Auto playing gifs add a lot to the browsability of the preview grid.

    5 points
    • James LaneJames Lane, over 5 years ago

      No issue with Giphy using Webp though?

      1 point
      • Andrew C, over 5 years ago

        I've noticed news sites auto playing videos lately so the new specs coming out are opening up the use case, I guess. I'm just curious if this will be allowed to continue unimpeded by browsers.

        0 points
    • Norm Sheeran, over 5 years ago

      Auto play is allowed as long as the video doesn’t contain an audio track or the player has the mute attribute.

      8 points
    • Ole-Martin BrattengOle-Martin Bratteng, over 5 years ago

      As Nrom Sheeran pointed out, as long as the video doesn't contain audio, or is muted by default, autoplaying the video is not a problem. This is the same terms that Safari require to autoplay videos on iOS

      1 point
  • John PJohn P, over 5 years ago

    Be careful what you wish for. With GIF you are 100% in control of the final product. Very rarely the case with video formats.

    Try uploading a video to Instagram or Twitter and weep as your work is almost unrecognisable.

    3 points
  • Andreas Ubbe Dall, over 5 years ago

    1 vote = 1 help

    1 point
  • Dan S, over 5 years ago

    Long live the GIF!

    0 points