I created a short (4 second) video meant for looping on the web (via Tumblr) and saw two options.
- Create an animated GIF
- Embed and loop video hosted elsewhere (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
Software exists to convert from video to animated GIF, but you lose most of its image color palette and end up with large data files. Looping looked like a better option, since you only need to export and upload the original clip.
Plenty of hosting sites allow embedding on Tumblr, but stop after 1 play and show ads or "related videos." How can I host my video and loop its playback, without ads or other overlays?