Gifs, how do they work?
January 12, 2014 5:46 PM Subscribe
Recently, when I've been trying to look at cute animal gifs*, they have changed how they load. Namely, instead of loading slowly the first loop and then running at normal speed thereafter, they are now loading about 1/3 of the gif duration, then starting again from the top and loading another 1/3, then jumping back again to the beginning and loading again. It's not necessarily a three-time pass. Sometimes it makes 4 passes to finally make it through to the end.
It didn't used to work this way. What gives?
*and even non-cute, non-animal gifs.
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