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Comments on Profile Post by pyf

  1. Ralle
    Ralle
    So we are up to Firefox and Chrome in WebP support? Still need Safari and Edge. But I plan on moving to CloudFlare soon and it would give us free WebP support.
    Feb 1, 2019
  2. pyf
    pyf
    Quoting Wikipedia, "Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, GNOME Web, Midori, Falkon, Pale Moon, and Waterfox natively support WebP. Microsoft Edge supports WebP through a platform extension (installed by default). Microsoft Edge doesn’t support platform extensions, including the WebP image format extension, when running in the security hardened “Application Guard” mode."

    "WebP can also be displayed in all major browsers using the WebPJS JavaScript library, although support in Internet Explorer 6 and above is achieved using Flash."

    Additional info:
    - https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/faq#which_web_browsers_natively_support_webp

    - https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/faq#how_can_i_detect_browser_support_for_webp
    (web browsers not natively supporting WebP can still be served other compatible file formats)
    Feb 1, 2019
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  4. chobibo
    chobibo
    Muh jpeg!

    The explanation on the compression technology is good.
    Feb 1, 2019
  5. pyf
    pyf
    rotfl, why do people want to buy state of the art computers and install up to date software, in order to stay confined to data technology from the early 1990s (like jpg and MP3 for example)?
    Feb 1, 2019
  6. chobibo
    chobibo
    @pyf: Some users don't care about file formats because it doesn't affect them. I'm guessing that what you meant are those people who upgrade often. They're probably busy fine tuning game settings if they're into games.

    People who do photography would probably care, but not all. I know someone personally who shares 1k resolution bitmap images on social media, man those are huge.
    Feb 1, 2019
  7. pyf
    pyf
    Even on THW, some people post heavy pictures. Can't they optimize the file size of their screenshots and avoid using the PNG format as much as possible, dammit?

    WebP might make this behavior a bit more bearable, for those with limited bandwidth.
    Feb 1, 2019
  8. Ether
    Ether
    I noticed that whenever I get to hive media page, I eat like 10-30 mb data per page.
    Feb 1, 2019
  9. pyf
    pyf
    Feb 1, 2019
  10. chobibo
    chobibo
    @Battleborn: I use an add-on to block images, saves me a bit. Opera has a built in image proxy IIRC though, but I like using Pale Moon since it responds faster with my old PC.

    @pyf: Nice, thanks.
    Feb 2, 2019