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December 27th, 2010

Uh, King, you wrote a broken userpic on this piece of paper @ 08:54 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: annoyed annoyed
Soundtrack: Clannad - Buaireadh An Phósta

Is this userpic animated? Because it's supposed to be, but on my computer it only animates in Irfanview even though all of my other animated userpics (including the other new ones) work fine.

In fact, even the userpic I animated with gickr.com AFTER I uploaded this one works.

EDIT: I fixed it by taking screenshots of each of the frames in Firefox, cropping everything except the frames in the screenshots, resaving them, and putting the new copies of the frames into Gickr.com, and now it should work because I have it open in Internet Explorer and it's animated. Yay!!

 
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From:rovanda
Date:December 28th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
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It's animated on my computer. :)
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From:matt1993
Date:December 28th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
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Weird. Why does it only do it with this userpic on this computer? Maybe there is something corrupted about one of the frames?

EDIT: Apparently, it's something in at least two of the frames. I tried making three mixed-up userpics out of two frames from this one and one frame from a different one, and none of them animated, but this mixed-up userpic did:



EDOT: HA! It's the first and third frames that are messing it up, because this mixed-up userpic works fine:



Edited at 2010-12-28 04:09 am (UTC)
From:awehla
Date:December 28th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
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It's not animated for me.

Lisa
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From:matt1993
Date:December 28th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Maybe it also has to do with the operating system and/or the web browser. I have Windows Vista, and normally I use Internet Explorer 8 (in which the userpic isn't animated), but I just tried Google Chrome and Firefox and it's animated in both of those.

Apparently, the first and third frames of the userpic (as I discovered yesterday - see my reply to rovanda) are corrupted in such a way that any animated GIF including at least one of them (or at least one made with Gickr) will not animate in Internet Explorer. Weird.

Later on, I'm gonna try resaving the original frames under different filenames and see if it helps.
From:awehla
Date:December 29th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
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I use Internet Explorer too, not sure what version.

Lisa
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From:matt1993
Date:December 30th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
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I've solved the problem. Thanks to all of you for your input!
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From:matt1993
Date:December 28th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
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As I said to awehla, I'm gonna resave the first and third frames under different filenames and remake the animated GIF with them to see if it helps.
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:December 31st, 2010 09:36 am (UTC)
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Yay! I like the new one.
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From:matt1993
Date:January 1st, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
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:)

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