User talk:Brion VIBBER/Wikipedia data size test
Regarding the animation and GIF's poor performance as a file format - would MNG files work better? The Mozilla crew have so far refused to (re-)implement support for those, but I imagine that Wikipedia is big and important enough these days for them to at least consider it if we approached them and asked them about it. Other projects like Opera and Safari would likely follow suit, I imagine. (Of course, that'd leave IE as the problem child.) -- Schneelocke 07:59, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
- Firefox 3 supports a slightly different format, PNGA... go figure. :)
- My impression is that it wouldn't help significantly; both GIF and PNG-based formats use lossless compression and aren't very suitable for video or time-lapse photo animations because they're a) bad at compressing the individual frames and b) bad at encoding the type of frame-to-frame differences you see with photographic images.