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! #degrowth #lofi #streaming
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 small file format festival.
for general approach @gauthier https://gauthierroussilhe.com/en/posts/convert-low-tech#video (opting for lower resolution is still the best and least 'acceptable' approach imo)
@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? :)
@despens nice :)
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