@neauoire @npisanti @Lutrinus @somnius i can't upload this 25kb gif to mastodon because it turns it into an MP4 video which is screwed up looking and larger... i have to link it as an external file to prevent it from being destroyed by mastodon
can you fix that somehow? it's kind of silly. why is it turning a gif into a larger & worse MP4 video file?
@cancel @neauoire @npisanti @Lutrinus Unfortunately I don't think there's much I can do here. Mastodon converting a GIF into a larger MP4 is something that's out of my hands. I think Mastodon automatically converts GIFs into videos to save space for larger GIFs, but for small image files the opposite happens.
@somnius they can't add like, "if new_file.size > old_file.size then new_file = old_file" ???
@cancel I'm sure they could, but that would have to be added as a PR to the main release of Mastodon if that isn't included already. I'm not super familiar with how media compression works with Mastodon unfortunately!
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