Recently Imgur announced to drop the legacy GIF format with the new GIFV format.
- It's lightweight
- Being a video format, it also allows more flexibility like not autoplaying or autoloading by default which
.gifjust disrespects. Oh, and you can pause it too.
- It supports streaming and loads much much faster than
.gifto start with.
GIFV is a mutated
.mp4. As GIF's are already oneboxed in the chat, we should onebox
.gifv as well.
GifV falls back to webm if .mp4 is not supported