One of our testers, Natty Batty, brought to my attention an issue that emerged after the last update to the Objects App. All uploaded media files are now converted to either WebM or WebP formats. I was unaware, until now, that Safari for iOS and Safari in Big Sur before version 11.3 beta 2 do not offer native support for these file types. Chrome and Firefox on iOS do not support the file formats either because, under the hood, they are actually using Safari.
That was a huge oversight on my part. However, I am going to stay the course because these new formats are the future of web. I chose them because they are more efficient, they use less battery, network bandwidth and disk space. Also, the codecs are all open source and free to use.
I am sorry to the Apple people of the world that would like to use the full functionality of Lookaway. Have faith that the computer company to which you are loyal will come around to the idea of a free and open Internet. Until then, consider using an open source operating system like Linux to meet your computational and informational needs.
WebM is an open, royalty-free, media file format designed for the web. WebM defines the file container structure, video and audio formats. WebM files consist of video streams compressed with the VP8 or VP9 video codecs and audio streams compressed with the Vorbis or Opus audio codecs. The WebM file structure is based on the Matroska container. For more information about WebM, see the FAQ. Developers: To get involved, visit our Code page.
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Posted by Kyle Bruder on March 4, 2021, 6:38 p.m. from Ridgecrest, CA
Last updated on March 4, 2021, 6:42 p.m.