They have been planning on doing something like this for a while, but with the NBBPM site itself. Adding abilities to report plugins and have them pulled from the official list, etc
Gfycat Embedding v1.0.1
Back with a new plugin, well, more of a reworking of an existing plugin, the old plugin had a few issues and was on the whole, rubbish.
####WTF is GfyCat####
Gfycat is a webM hosting platform that converts gifs into smaller, better webm files, webm files are basically an HTML5 video format that allows for quick video embedding, while using minimum bandwidth.
So, I've reworked the plugin and it now works a lot better than before.
- Now uses the gfycat api to fetch the video.
- Utilises the original size of the gif/video that gfycat converted.
- Autoplay off by default to save bandwidth on tablets and mobiles etc.
- Play controls which allow for full screen, play and seek in the webm files.
npm install nodebb-plugin-gfycat
current version: 1.0.1
Interesting stat at the top of this screenshot.
###Possible Future Tasks###
Convert gifs on the fly to webm files using the same API. Will need to create a seperate topic for that to work out the best way of doing it, but may be able to utilise the imgur plugin.
@julian Gets excited about a webm plugin, posts a .gif to celebrate...
A question, regex based.
How would I catch any URL that ended in .gif? @psychobunny I'm looking at you here.
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@a_5mith This should do it
@esiao Thanks, will try that tonight when my forum dies down.
@julian Have a placeholder.
Really awesome plugin. I'm excited to see the gif format being replaced by webm slowly but surely.