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[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) (1 children)

Just a heads up.... There is no such thing as 100% visibility here. The closest thing would be YouTube, and a good chunk of people here won't even consider watching it there. With every video I have uploaded, I have gotten at minimum 1 dm complaining about not being able to view it. It sucks - a lot. I have never been able to replicate people not being able to see stuff from catbox. This is why I moves to PeerTube with alternate links to catbox, and maybe YouTube.

I guess the long and short of it is that video hosting is incredibly expensive. Very few are willing to take that hit at no cost to the uploader. If we uploaded directly to instances, it would be incredibly unfair since suddenly the server has to host a federated file that is probably at least 20mb on the small side to potentially thousands of views, vs the small size of images.

I have been struggling with this for months, and I feel this video in my soul.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

I keep going back to videos every once in a while hoping that I'll find some new host or system or codec or setting or some sort of chicken blood voodoo animal bone sacrifice that could make it work for everyone. But every time I try, I can make it work for about 80 to 90 percent of people but like you say ... we can't seem to get a 100 percent success ... yet.

It's also frustrating ... because one of the best setups involves GIF ... but its a sort of weird grey area that's impossible to understand. GIF is an old inefficient format that most services are trying to sunset so they discourage everyone from using it - yet everyone is backwards compatible to it so it works 99% for everyone because the software has been around for so long. And it's so hard to make a decent GIF and even if you do, you never know how its going to be treated by a hosting service and degraded or messed up.

Then there's WEBM which is a far more efficient format and makes great videos for such tiny file sizes ... but not enough services make it useful, accommodate it or make it available for everyone. And it's frustrating because I see JPGs and other images that are far bigger than a small WEBM but everyone keeps saying that videos are too big to host.

Some of the recent 10-12 second videos I created are high quality WEBM that are only 2MB in size (and I've seen JPG that are this size) ... I tried rendering the same videos to GIF and it was work to try to get it less than 10MB and severely degrading the quality and viewing size.

So, it's still the same as it was before .... everyone supports GIF but no one wants to host it ... not enough people support WEBM but it can be hosted in most places. Just about every Lemmy app, site or service supports GIF but it's questionable how they accommodate WEBM .... so we are forced to make GIF which is near impossible ... or WEBM which is not universally supported.

I'll keep trying anyway ... we'll eventually get there.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Works on Summit and Connect for Android.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I can see this in Voyager for iOS.

I can NOT see this on Mlem for iOS.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

Sync seems to support Catbox pretty well.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

“No video with supported format and MIME type found.”

EDIT: for anyone else, most likely just a Connectivity Issue

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago (4 children)

Does this work any better?

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

On ~~boost~~ Thunder I'm seeing "unable to load image"

edit: ooops wrong client

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

This one works for me on the standard web client

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago (1 children)

whelp – this one works fine – as for original post, I’ve never been able to connect to ( yes, no) …

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago (1 children)

I'm on Sync on Android and Firefox on Linux ... and both work on my end ... mind if I ask what you are on where it wasn't working.

It's really frustrating when you're trying to have fun with video and it just isn't easy at all ... it makes you want to start your own Bell Riot

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Firefox on Linux (Debian Stable)

it’s most likely just one of Catbox’s Connectivity Issues – even being in the US, I can already see two problems I’m running up against …

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Switched up the file for the original post ... if you have a moment, let me know if it works ... also thanks for the help and input

[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

yep, both Tumblr links work fine (updated original post and embedded in comment)

(and a little too on-the-nose)

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Both work for me using Voyager on Android and Firefox on Win10 👍

[–] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago (1 children)

catbox seems to work 80% of the time for most people ... but it seems to be hit and miss for some people

I just changed the original post from catbox to the tumblr link

A way around it I found was to attempt to create an original GIF and get it up to Tenor or Tumblr ... but it's a huge headache that is some kind of voodoo science I can figure out

just for my reference here is the catbox link again

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Also unable to load this image on ~~boost~~ Thunder