You guys need a proper web technology expert in here
First, you are looking at HTML5 right now. Your browser is reading it to display this very webpage. That’s what HTML is: The markup that makes up modern web pages
Second, we had a thread on this and gfycat before. But back then it worked poorly. I don’t think KYM supported the video tag back then and WebM sucked inside an iframe. It looks like the technology has gotten more stable now and KYM no longer blocks the video tag.
Third, yes gfycat uses both WebM and MP4 formats inside a video tag to work. The “html5 video” label is misleading. WebM has little to do with HTML5 other than the fact that it needs to be displayed with HTML5 compliant markup
Four, this is still is not likely to completely replace gif. gif remains much simpler (takes up less lines of code to embed) and is supported in IMG tags which are an HTML staple. WebM uses the video tag which isn’t meant to be used like an image tag and has its own purpose.
Then again, it is only a matter of time before we have web apps and image editors easily creating the webm format and I can easily see sites like Senorgif using it
Plus, few sites support .webm yet since HTML5’s yet to be fully implemented.
HTML5 has been out for ages and is the standard across virtually all websites now. However WebM is new to the market and even HTML5 compliant websites still need to add support for WebM as the format (since it is a video format) is not added the same way other image formats are uploaded
Let me try.
Works in iframe but the video tag still broke. Weird. It worked in the other thread