# Animations in other format than .gif

I sometimes like to include animations as part of my posts to add explanations to what I am doing. However it seems only .gif is the format for animations supported. Is there some way to include animations with more powerful compression like .apng .webm or even .avi?

I tried animated png and the preview works fine in browser but it seems imgur later turns it into a still image .jpg for some reason.

The solution to using APNG is simple: use an image host which supports it. That includes imgur, although you may have to do the upload in a separate browser tab and then write the CommonMark markup manually: ![alt text](image url)