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Re: [css-content]: video

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:14:15 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC=AvHU+irwPUuEh4u37x+qSNVjHBinqbHBmZaq3Lajew@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Cc: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 1:31 AM, Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net> wrote:
> If you can do an animated gif, then you should be able to use a proper
> video codec.

That is, unfortunately, not necessarily true today.  At least in
Chrome, playing video claims some limited video-related system
resources. The result is much more efficient than playing a gif, but
you can't put too many on the page at once (gifs, on the other hand,
scale basically indefinitely, but waste way more resources overall).
That's part of why we haven't (yet) tried to support <img
src=video.mp4> and display it Vine-like.  We're working on this, tho!
I don't know what the situation is in other browsers.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 13 June 2016 17:15:01 UTC

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