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BackFistMonkey
12/14/2018 11:25pm,
https://i.imgur.com/RyvAdG3.gifv

https://i.imgur.com/RyvAdG3.gifv
https://i.imgur.com/RyvAdG3.gifv

I know most of us have seen Mike in his prime but I thought it was worth posting again. His footwork, speed and technique has always fascinated me.
Hit me with your favorite example of footwork, technique and speed.

BackFistMonkey
12/14/2018 11:28pm,
god damn it

I don't know wether to curse BBCode, gifv or imgur.

Holy Moment
12/15/2018 12:17am,
Footwork, Technique, and Speed

None of that **** matters.

Power is all that counts.

W. Rabbit
12/15/2018 12:29am,
None of that **** matters.

Power is all that counts.

No. It's will.

BackFistMonkey
12/15/2018 12:36am,
Post video and gifs you fucking contrarian haters!

...

Now I know how Lily feels.
Jesus Christ.

W. Rabbit
12/15/2018 6:46pm,
god damn it

I don't know wether to curse BBCode, gifv or imgur. .

I'll figure it out. I tried injecting HTML directly into the page and got poo'd on:

https://imgur.com/YLzCxeY.jpg

Here's something that always inspires me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGx6LtpVc5k

W. Rabbit
12/15/2018 6:59pm,
.gifv is not really .gif and that's the reason bbcode is failing to render it properly with any tag.

You can probably fix this yourselves by adding a custom bbcode tag. Good luck.

here's the short version, according to Cthulhu


gifv is not a format; it's a random alias imgur invented themselves for marketing reasons (gifs are cool with the kids, videos aren't, and they're too st00pid to know the difference). gifs are indeed image files, often animated, but their compression algorithm was optimized for line drawings (animated or not), definitely not video material. There hasn't been another successful "animated image" format (animated PNG is a thing, but that too is more optimized for (line) drawings / simple images, and was intended as a more open replacement for the .gif format).

imgur converts and / or interpolates .gifs to HTML5-compatible video formats; at the moment the most common formats are .mp4 (you should know those), a 'closed source' / licensed format, and .webm, a newish and openish video format invented by Google. IIRC Google made a big push to try and make .webm the standard, but in the end, the standardization committee ended up not deciding on a standard video format - which leaves us here.

What imgur (and gfycat, and probably others) do instead is offer several fallbacks; they convert the .gifs (or videos) to both webm and mp4 and put those as sources in the video tag (so browsers can pick which one they like best), and they even offer a Flash-based alternative video player / format for older browsers (hence the warning that it may not work for some - but, upgrade your browser).

TL;DR: Browser standardization failed so we can't have nice things.
https://thelifestream.net/forums/threads/gifv-bbcode.18289/


https://i.imgur.com/RyvAdG3.mp4

https://i.imgur.com/RyvAdG3.webm

BJMills
12/16/2018 8:01pm,
Post video and gifs you fucking contrarian haters!

...

Now I know how Lily feels.
Jesus Christ.

Jesus never loved you!