Video vs. PNG image sequence performance

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Post » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:58 pm

@Joannesalfa
That is a fantastic answer. I really could see a few videos here and there. volcanic backdrop. City street backgrounds. Or how about Cyberpunk video adds on billboards going by.
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Post » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:14 am

@jayderyu You could try it with node-webkit, I can see videos with alpha background.

http://simpl.info/videoalpha/
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Post » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:47 pm

I'm not sure alpha-videos are widely supported - I don't think there are many video editing tools and encoders that are alpha-aware, and I don't think h.264 supports alpha videos either, so that means IE and Safari wouldn't show transparency.

In general I'd advise sprites for in-game playable objects, and video for anything that is, well, a video - like cutscenes, short clips, background TVs, etc.
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Post » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:52 pm

Thanks for all the feedback. Will definately experiment with it!
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