Why we're not replacing GIFs with MP4s just yetGazs2/16/15 12:57pm26EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkWe love animated GIFs. Really love animated GIFs. The only problem with our love of animated GIFs is how unnecessarily wastefully large the files are. For example, if you load up Sploid, at the moment of writing this post 15 of the 20 displayed posts contain a GIF, each weighing at least 2 MB: a full pageload is 32 MB. That takes a lot of time to download and render on desktop machines, but it hurts especially on mobile devices, with their slower CPUs and metered bandwidth limits.