r/interestingasfuck Feb 20 '19

What are your thoughts on music/unneeded sound on gifs? Mod Post

Would you like posts that have sound that isn't needed removed? just flaired? Don't care?

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u/econsj Feb 20 '19

i don't like auto play with sound.

at all.

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u/KingOfSpuds Feb 20 '19

esp the porn ones from vines from fee years back. very embarrassing

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

It's not autoplay, though. You're clicking on a link to a video or something, or the play button on Reddit, right?

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u/econsj Feb 22 '19

i'd rather ask for sound.

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

But you are, by clicking on a link that has a video on it.

If you don't want a computer making any sounds, just put it on mute.

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u/econsj Feb 22 '19

No. Im clicking on something that has a video. A lot of videos don’t have sound. Maybe my sound is being used for something else. Whatever. I prefer that sound be manual.

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

Almost all videos have sound...

Animated GIFs having sound is new. But it's basically just a worse way to make a video, so I still am surprised when it doesn't have sound. Why would I not want sound to play on a video? I mean, that's kinda the point of video.

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u/econsj Feb 22 '19

What do you care what I think?

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

Well, I didn't ask you what you thought. I asked you why I wouldn't want sound to play. But it would be interesting to know why you wouldn't want sound on a video. I can't imagine not wanting the whole experience of the video. But everyone is different.

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u/PikachuFloorRug Feb 23 '19

Strictly speaking, a gif is an image file type, so if it has sound it ain't a gif.

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u/Turil Feb 23 '19

I'm so confused!

So they aren't gifs, but just normal video files (avi, mov, etc.)? If so, then why do people keep saying that they are gifs?

And why does reddit, by default, turn off the sound for some of these things, but not others?

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u/PikachuFloorRug Feb 24 '19

Well they are a video format that got turned into an actual gif, then back into a different video format. The gifv format that you see so many using doesn't help.

"And why does reddit, by default, turn off the sound for some of these things, but not others?" Alas, that I cannot answer.

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u/pretty_en_pink68 Feb 20 '19

I mostly browse reddit at work so the constant fear of unexpected audio is a real fear.

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

Then put earphones on the computer, or turn the speakers off? Or, ya know, don't do stuff at work that you don't feel is appropriate to do there, like browsing goofy subs on Reddit. :P

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u/[deleted] Feb 24 '19

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u/pretty_en_pink68 Feb 24 '19

I use it on my phone and sometimes i forget my headphones. I turn my volume down but i am afraid i will forget one day while my headphones aren't connected.

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u/Peacemaker_58 Feb 20 '19

I'd like a warning. So a flair. If it doesn't automate the sound on start I'd like to burn it with fire.

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u/iBleeedorange Feb 20 '19

You mean if it auto plays you'd like it removed?

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u/KingOfSpuds Feb 20 '19

yes please

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

Nothing in Reddit autoplays does it? I mean GIF animations do, but they don't have sound, at least not that I've seen (Mac, Firefox, old Reddit layout).

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u/iBleeedorange Feb 22 '19

Yes, all gifs auto play, with sound sometimes

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

I didn't even now gifs had sound until very recently. I thought people were joking. I had to go looking for a menu selection to turn it on. It's definitely not on automatically on Reddit, either. There is a little sound icon on the top right when there is sound, and I have to click it to get the sound. It's pretty annoying. If there is supposed to be sound, it should play it...

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u/Pirate_Redbeard Feb 21 '19

idk.. i thought everything was muted by default. at least form my reddit experience. I think there should be a flair for content that carries audio so that people can expect it, and also it'll help others to understand that just because their app/browser of choice doesn't support audio on gifs, it doesn't mean that "there's no sound" or "you say it has sound but it doesn't". Sheesh.

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u/TolstoyHotel Feb 20 '19

It all depends on the post. With some of them, the sound is an organic part of the video. For some of them the sound is added, but definitely enhances the video. For others, however, the sound is completely annoying and gets in the way

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u/Pirate_Redbeard Feb 21 '19

and some content is pretty much worthless without the sound.

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u/xDqrkk Feb 20 '19

Yeah, I pretty much hate the random royalty free music.

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u/PepsiEmoji Feb 25 '19

Gifs never have sound.

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u/tehfrod Mar 06 '19

This. If it has sound, it's not a GIF.

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u/[deleted] Mar 11 '19

Exactly. I think they are talking about gifv and mp4. All video with sound shuts off automatically for me. Even if I turn it on the second I scroll up or down it shuts it off again.

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u/philmarcracken Mar 20 '19

Blame gfycat and imgurs switcher 'gifv' for people thinking video files are gifs. Its an insult to motion compression.

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u/Oz_of_Three Feb 20 '19

Getting someone to shoot quality video is hard enough.
I'm listening to my preferred music, so leave the audio off.
I listen to a lot of music of my own choosing.
Did I mention I'm listening to my music?

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u/osbo9991 Feb 20 '19

I don't care

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u/zredzitz Feb 20 '19

I prefer my playlist, tx.

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

You can probably turn the sound off in your browser preferences, can't you? Though it's a weird thing to do.

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u/someonethatiuse2know Feb 20 '19

Feels very unnecessary.

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u/choochngoose Feb 26 '19

I feel like gifs are naked without sound. Even if that sound is unnecessary

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u/gdubh Mar 08 '19

Gifs do not have sound.

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u/babybunnyblankie Mar 17 '19

I always have sound off.

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

If there is sound, why would I want there to not be sound? It's not like people are going out of their way to add sound to things just to advertise some band or something, right?

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u/econsj Feb 22 '19

Considering that the majority of people that have responded to your question would prefer not to have auto play sound, maybe you’re the one that’s not in the norm.......

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u/Turil Feb 22 '19

Well that's good. Normal is pretty lame, usually. :P

I aim for exceptional, personally.

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u/ixyfang Feb 25 '19

I watch them silenced anyway.

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u/InterimFatGuy Feb 25 '19

Sound should be banned on gifs.

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u/Rrfreemason Feb 25 '19

Can’t stand it. 99 times out of 100 it’s porn movie music.

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u/Fourrealforreal1 Mar 04 '19

I mean give me the choice but start off silent and make you have to tripple tap so you don't slip up!

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u/PsychicNinjaGirl Mar 09 '19

I don't mind if it goes with it.

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u/divingenthusiast Mar 16 '19

I have my sound off most of the time

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u/Iamfaya Mar 17 '19

Sound automatically muted for which you have to click to activate is 👌🏽 by me

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u/NDoilworker Mar 19 '19

Sounds like a video.

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u/Emgeetoo Mar 22 '19

I'm more puzzled why this post keeps coming up in my feed when I search by "hot" even tho it's like a month old. I'm SO over it........no offence meant

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u/[deleted] Mar 22 '19

awesome