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Now we get a choice between watching video and SWF files on the same submission.
Back when the video player was first implemented, I was against it mostly on the grounds that it opened up the floodgates to all kinds of shitty speed drawing videos, let's plays & other bullshit that clogged the system and ate up resources. There were even people who uploaded songs to the Flash portal rather than the audio portal because of the player.
The thing that got me the most was that nobody had to learn anything to upload a video file; you didn't need to know how to program anything, how to manage quality/compression settings, etc. Not only that but because they were uploading videos, that meant that the quality of an animation made in Flash could drop considerably because the author doesn't know how to set their compression settings to not suck.
There were two big excuses people gave for why this, despite all the drawbacks, was a good thing, which were A; it allowed for videos that weren't made in Flash to be uploaded at higher quality [with a whole 250 megs, I can upload a video in 480p instead of 360p!] & B; that Flash is gradually being phased out.
The only legitimate benefit was that it allowed people on phones to watch your video because their "smart" phone can't support SWF files. How ironic that a "smart" device can't support one of the oldest, most elementary & most used file formats on the internet. Even Youtube still uses Flash in the form of annotations.
However, things have changed; now you can upload both SWF & video files in tandem with the same submission, which means that if the video is poorly compressed, I can simply tab over to the lossless version. Now you don't have to worry about shit. Better yet, providing these options are at the author's discretion, which means I get to yell at them rather than the staff. Win/win.
Now then, since this has piqued my interest, can the video player support 2160p? 1440p?
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