No video upload

GersterwindGersterwind ✭✭✭
edited October 2019 in Ingress Community Feedback

I was told to upload a video, but it doesnt seem possible.

First, I pulled out my trusty DSLR, and made a MOV file of about 240 mb. I was informed there was a 50mb limit for files.

Then I cranked up my webcam, and made an 8 mb MP4. I was informed that only jpg, jpeg, GIF, and PNG file formats could be uploaded.

So, I converted my MP4 into an 8 mb gif, which worked great on my computer. I uploaded it successfully, but there is no animation on the uploaded version.

In case my device was defective, or the file was corrupt, too big, etc. I used my phone to make a screen capture video gif, which was even smaller, and had choppy animation. When I uploaded this, it again displayed only as a still image. Can anyone upload any kind of working video?



  • Qu4rdQu4rd ✭✭✭
    edited October 2019

    Try to upload it to giphy or imgur or youtube and see if you can post it here.

    I tried to download your file a few times and open it in another tab, but I don't see any movement from the .gif and it's only 119kb.

    Here is the screenshot of your downloaded file:

    And here is an example of a .gif I uploaded directly (lets hope it works, too!):

    edit: does not. that surely takes the fun out of hanging out in the forum :(

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭

    The odd thing about this is that the download box lies about the file size (presumably that's the size it was when it was uploaded, but it's since been stripped of all except the first frame).

    It used to be possible to have animated GIFs here (until roughly August 21 I believe) and then it stopped working. This would seem to be a deliberate "feature", which we weren't told about. What's going on, Niantic?

  • I guess if they still had animation, I could show Y'all how my compass doesn't work in prime.

  • RostwoldRostwold ✭✭✭✭

    Try asking how people in the 'drop art' thread are doing it?

  • Qu4rdQu4rd ✭✭✭

    Just like anomalies, we have been calvinball-ed by them without proper announcement(s).

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭

    Posts in the Drop Art thread stopped working mid-August. None of the most recent posts in there contain moving images.

  • Any news on this? Some suggestions and bug reports would make A LOT more sense if we could submit short videos

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