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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 321: Hasty Treat - The New AVIF Image Format Is Unreal

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Jan 25th, 2021

Hasty Treat - The New AVIF Image Format Is Unreal

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about AVIF — what it is and how you might use it!

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Show Notes

03:10 - What is AVIF?

  • AVIF is derived from the keyframes of an AV1 video
  • Royalty free (big deal)
  • What about WebP?
  • Basically half the file size of a WebP for free, which was already about half the size of a jpeg
  • It's a lossy format — ie it inherently will degrade the image
  • https://jakearchibald.com/2020/avif-has-landed/
  • No animation

10:53 - How to implement

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