Animated gifs are now supported, and we've doubled the size of images allowed.

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Seems a little odd that GIFs have made such a resurgence since PNGs basically made them extinct 10 years ago, but sharing big animated images appears to be all the rage. To celebrate our new poorly compressed low quality animated GIF image overlords - we now support animated images! Here are a few samples from assorted games that have put this functionality to use:

Skyline Subway Level

and a few more cogs:

Axle Axle

Oh and to make it easy to upload we've doubled the size of images allowed. Excited to see what gets shared!

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

Yessss... now if only the interwebz widely adopted the .mng file format.

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Crypt

Or .apng!

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strelokgunslinger
strelokgunslinger

what about webm

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_w_
_w_

STALIN APPROVES OF THIS POST

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alainrodriguez522
alainrodriguez522

lololol

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Daemonos
Daemonos

-"Made me laugh"
-"Send him to a kulak"

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jman88s
jman88s

get with the program, use PNG

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BrightenQuintin
BrightenQuintin

Yay, thanks INtense!

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Awesome work boss!

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

And lemma too !

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

I love you guys, thanks for the GIFs!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Looks great! "Doubled the size of images allowed" Make it easier for us, many thanks!

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GooberTrooper
GooberTrooper

YYAAAAAAYYYY!!!!

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ThisIsVegas
ThisIsVegas

Your profile pic is very fit to your comment :D

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mgIT_dev
mgIT_dev

Well done LOL

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BenAdams

Could you add gfycat.com to the allowed iframe urls for videos?

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Ideally we want you hosting your images on your profile pages, why do you want to embed an iframe for an image,when we supply the same function on every page?

As a note if you have uploaded animated gifs in the past, the thumbnails will not show the animated image, you need to re upload the image overwriting the old upload to get the thumbnails to animate.

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BenAdams

Autoplaying animated shorts of mp4 for posts, bit like gifs but smaller and with better quality. (E.g. atm you can embed vine; but they have to be 480x480 which is a really odd size)

Example uses: Indiedb.com

And: Indiedb.com

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

I'm sure we can add a feature for this (autoplay video shorts).
Ill see what we can do about an iframe in the mean time :)

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BenAdams

Thank you

Autoplay & loop with forced muting :)

For info if you used gfycat.com the message when saving is
---
Please correct the following to save your news:

The content field only permits certain iFrame URLs. Contact us, if you would like the iFrame URL you posted added to the allowed list.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

Autoplay is terrible, I HATE pages with a lot of autoplaying videos. If I want to see the videos, I will press play, one at a time, it isn't a lot of work. (and I doubt anyone can see 6 videos at the same time, we can't even put them all on screen at the same time)

You guys gotta keep in mind that not everyone has a beast computer, some of us can't even play the majority of games/mods we track here.

So, if I'm allowed to speak for this minority, remove autoplay, I'm completely capable of pressing play on the videos, it's not that exhausting. xD

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Agreed, its also why its taken so long for us to embrace the .gif
We want to accommodate for all users connections, this is why animated images / vines are not forced & always up to the developer to choose how to present their game.

IMO Gifs sit between vines / autoplay webm, they load on almost any device and a 4mb limit is pretty small so should keep load times under control.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

Gifs aren't much of a problem, only if a page is full of them. The only problem I can see (that I mentioned on another comment below), is that if all of the images in the front page are gifs, it might potentially get heavy on some systems (I have no idea if it will). Having the front page of the site heavy to some people would be terrible, that's not a game/mod's page, it's the front page of ModDB.

My main problem is with autoplaying videos, it doesn't make sense to have 10 autoplaying videos in the same article (Like the Deep Space Settlement's Recap news), I opened that page, with no other tab open, and it ate 100% of my CPU.

I don't see the difficulty with pressing play on the videos when I go see them, after reading the paragraphs that explains what is in it, and I don't think anyone is capable of watching all of those 10 videos at the same time.

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ppshxd
ppshxd

One of my laptops, AMD E450 @ 1.65ghz and Radeon 6320m can barely handle a page full of gifs.

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v1ld
v1ld

I agree with this - autoplaying video is a bad idea. It's not just CPU, it's the unexpected explosion in sound especially when you've opened a mod in a new tab. Please make this an option at the very least.

And that the entire page reloads, causing videos to start running all over again when you're just trying to go to the next page of comments on a mod is very annoying. Please, please make this optional.

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fangzhiyu
fangzhiyu

I think your view is so correct.i hate pages with lots of autoplaying videos,too.

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bloodsuckern
bloodsuckern

Learn 2webm you ******* cavedwellers it's 2014 for ***** sake

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Sph!nx

2webm? Never heard of it. This cave-dweller will investigate. I got one for you too "Respect". You go look that up.

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Jerkakame
Jerkakame

scared me on the front page
jesus

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nr14
nr14

webm

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mcunha98
mcunha98

Very good !

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thejamesanderson
thejamesanderson

This is great! Thanks!

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Can you please add an option to disable animated gifs on the frontpage? It's really a nuisance if all damned news images start to blink like on a playground. Some started already using gifs and it's very disturbing.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

I agree. As I said in a reply to a comment above, not everyone has a beast computer (I've seen people complaining about pages full of gifs around the internet, so it's a significant number.).

I counted 21 'Latest Articles' today in the front page, I don't know if it would be heavy if they all used gifs, seeing as the images are small, but it may be.

I like gifs, and videos (about my other comment above), but there is a point that having a lot of gifs or autoplaying videos on the same page is too much, or even disturbing to some people, as Dragonlord said.

Sorry about the two big comments, but I feel I should say this, as I'm sure I'm not the only person that has these problems. (I would not mind it if I had a better computer, but even then I know there would be people in my place)

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Ominous-Spud
Ominous-Spud

Agreed, also, when browsing off of my none to fast phone, having gifs on front pages will make a rather slow experience even slower.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

looking at past image history, GIFs make up less than 1% of images. If it does appear it is overused, we will investigate disabling certain GIFs

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andreasng
andreasng

good news!

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X

More space is good news always.

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babeco
babeco

Great news! thanks

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe
TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

Sweet news. You should all try GifCam. I've been using it for years, and it still amazes me.

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Cyberpresident_CORE
Cyberpresident_CORE

PRAISE THE GIFS. \o/

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Daav
Daav

I love the passive aggressive tone in this post. Love it. Shows character in bending to popular demand, at least. We all love .gifs!

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

This is going to slow down Moddb quite a bit.. I love gifs, but it's so intense on ones machine sometimes.

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Knez
Knez

Excelent.Many thanks.But what will you do for older machines ? Mod DB will lag on low-spec's pc's

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[TZP]SeeZ0
[TZP]SeeZ0

As long as you dont mean potatoes by low-spec PCs, then I think you should be fine.

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Noktis
Noktis

Good news.

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teslaptak
teslaptak

now only repair reply system.

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Mobius89
Mobius89

It's nice to see updates here on ModDB! :)

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EddyGamer
EddyGamer

looks good

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HopeLessCatE
HopeLessCatE

Awesome update :)

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