Chrome extension that replaces gifs hosted by imgur to HTML5-optimized video converted and hosted by gfycat.
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imgur-to-gfycat

Works with Reddit Enhancement Suite and almost anywhere animated gifs are shown!

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Chrome extension that replaces gifs hosted by supported sites to HTML5-optimized video converted and hosted by gfycat. Gfycat is a gif optimization service that compresses gifs into HTML5 videos, where they can enjoy lower file size, GPU acceleration (great on mobile!) and pause/play/seek.

Technical Details

This extension will modify anchor links to gfycat.com/fetch links, which transcode & show the gif after transcoding. img tags with a supported gifwill trigger a transcodeRelease action, which will cause the gif to be transcoded on gfycat's servers if it hasn't already.

To improve the user experience, gifs are only replaced with gfycat videos if they are already transcoded on gfycat's servers. Otherwise, the original gif is shown. As soon as one user - anywhere - views that gif on gfycat, all users will see the transcoded version when using this extension.

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