Are there interesting examples on the web for deliberate extreme video processing/compression techniques that address the ever-growing ecological impact of video streaming?

I'm specifically looking for general purpose approaches that use ubiquituous tech (e.g. gif, h264 coding, ascii video), not patent-pending AI facial reconstruction tech or handmade ASCII movies ;) - although if you have some completely out-of-the-box thoughts on the topic I'd be very curious to hear about them too!

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Great pointer received from @ajroach42: The Small File Media Festival - (2021 edition is taking submissions until june 4th btw.!)

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@freebliss i really liked the talk that @praxeology & @entreprecariat had earlier this week. no video, only audio!

not all things need slides and faces, the radio format worked quite well for a lot of situations (and still does :)

@cblgh @praxeology @entreprecariat haha now that's too out-of-the-box for my concrete research intent, but of course I couldn't agree more with you! Entirely removing things from the equation is the degrowth gold standard! :)

There's research into the AV1 codec because in reduces the storage bottom line of the video hosters, but it might move the decoding (energy requirements) onto each viewers machine.

@butterdog ah i just realized i might have failed to be precise with my question: Better codecs in general is great of course and I welcome it (such as AV1!), but I'm rather researching if there are unconventional approaches that are extreme not in their technical complexity and superiority, but extreme in their initial premise. E.g. "delivering videos with a dithered 16 color palette at a 0.2 framerate with frame blending" (just making something up here as an example :)) and finding that it still fulfills the purpose for a certain group of usecases (i.e. the video transmits the information it should, although it looks destroyed, or very different). Hope that makes sense, but either way thanks for the input! :)

@freebliss @ajroach42 did the 2020 version and i don't think i have anything to submit this yr but it was a cool festival to be a part of and enjoyed interacting with the both the ppl running it and the other participants 👍


for general approach @gauthier (opting for lower resolution is still the best and least 'acceptable' approach imo)

then also check out the floppy films by @fcr

@rra cool thanks :) the comment in parentheses: do you mean that in the sense that low resolution is our best bet (because of the non-linear size/resolution relation and thus savings) but that at the same time viewers least accept it because they then complain that it looks blurry and web 1.0 as hell? :)

@rra @fcr love the full-length hollywood flicks on floppy :)

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