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« on: Sun Apr 27, 2008 - 21:57:09 »
My avatar is an animated fire...It's supposed to appear to be actually burning; however, in my browser (FireFox) it appears only as a still, without the animation.  Does anyone have any idea as to why this would be?

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« Reply #1 on: Sun Apr 27, 2008 - 22:42:31 »
I am using Firefox on this computer and the flame is roaring.

If you have a slow internet connection it might be loading? Just a thought.

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« Reply #2 on: Sun Apr 27, 2008 - 22:53:25 »
I have Friefox, looks fine to me...

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« Reply #3 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 12:44:02 »
It works great for me in IE, and when I first open Firefox, it works; but soon it quite "roaring".  Perhaps I need more memory or even some add-on I don't have.

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« Reply #4 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 12:53:01 »
Have you updated to Firefox 2?

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« Reply #5 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 13:19:42 »
I believe that's what I have, but I'll have to check it out.  Right now I'm in IE, but I'll be back in FireFox shortly.

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« Reply #6 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 13:24:53 »

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« Reply #7 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 13:26:08 »
I have v2.0.0.14.

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« Reply #8 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 13:39:47 »
Thats not the problem, it's the link.

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« Reply #9 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 13:42:24 »
Now I think I know what the problem is, but now how to solve it.  I originally uploaded the picture from my hard drive, but then switched to a copy from my photobucket.  When I open an older post, the system reverts, apparently, to the first picture.  If I'm right, is there any way to delete the first picture from my account here?

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« Reply #10 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 13:44:13 »
Thats not the problem, it's the link.

If the link is the problem, how do I correct it?  Specificly, what's wrong with the link?

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« Reply #11 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 14:07:37 »
The the problem with the link you are using is it's to a still image, but the image you want to use is a different address altogether. You would remedy this in the same way you changed your avatar initially. Only when you do use this link instead:

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m83/Gottlob/images/FIRE6.gif

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« Reply #12 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 14:11:09 »
I believe that's the link I am using now, but I'll try re-entering it to see what happens.

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« Reply #13 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 14:21:47 »
There you go.

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« Reply #14 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 15:08:40 »
It seemed to work for a while, but the picture has goon still on my screen again.  Others do say the fire "roars", though, so this must be a problem on my computer.

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« Reply #15 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 15:13:37 »
It seemed to work for a while, but the picture has goon still on my screen again.  Others do say the fire "roars", though, so this must be a problem on my computer.


Lets try this, I will host it for you here and see if it does the same thing.



Heres the link:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/Megahurtz1096/thFIRE6.gif

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« Reply #16 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 15:23:18 »
You don't have your browser set to play animationed gifs through only once instead of looping, do you?

(I know Camino, for example, has a such a setting.)

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« Reply #17 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 15:35:11 »
I'm not familiar with all the intricacies of Firefox.  If it has such a setting, can someone tell me where it is?  As for trying the other hosting plan, I could do that later; however, I noticed when I went into my profile and hit modify forum profile, my picture flared for a moment and then went still again.  I tried that again, and the same thing happened, so I don't think the problem is the hosting site.  Incidentally, since it does work when I first come into the forum on Firefox, I doubt that a setting in the browser is the problem either.

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« Reply #18 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 16:16:39 »
Okay, I used a animation editing program and edited each frame to .05 sec and made sure it was set to loop. I also re-sized it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/Megahurtz1096/Ewigkeit.gif


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« Reply #19 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 16:39:14 »
I am now sure the problem is not with the picture or the URL, but rather with Firefox in some way or other.  I am now working in IE, and the fire is definitely flaming (VERY animated).  Moreover, it shows no signs of going still, like in Firefox.

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« Reply #20 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 16:45:00 »
Bro, its the picture. Use the one I edited above.

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« Reply #21 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 19:09:47 »
I can certainly give it a try, but if it's the picture, why is it working perfectly for me in IE?

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« Reply #22 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 19:17:51 »
I don't know, but I was having the same thing happen on my work computer. But once I edited the image it was fine.

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« Reply #23 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 19:21:17 »
Was it my image you were having problems with?  Also, what did you do to the image?

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« Reply #24 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 19:51:14 »
Was it my image you were having problems with?  Also, what did you do to the image?

Yeah it was the image you had uploaded into photobucket that would freeze up, whereas the image I edited is still working fine. What I did when I edited the image in the animation editor was changed the frame speed to look more natural then made sure the image looped, so it wouldn't freeze up after a cycle. I also re-sized it to fit the board avatar limitations of 80 by 80 pixels.

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« Reply #25 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 20:56:43 »
I shall try uploading that image tomorrow, and see what happens.  Strange thing, though; your image also froze the last time I was in firefox.

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« Reply #26 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 21:16:44 »
Well, I trying Charles' edited version to see what will happen.  So far, so good; but I still suspect something about the browser on my system.

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« Reply #27 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 21:33:27 »
...which I just gave him.  Manna is something I don't get much of...Maybe I don't deserve it, though.

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« Reply #28 on: Mon Apr 28, 2008 - 22:26:10 »
Charles, your image worked for quite a while, but now even it has gone still...at least, on my computer.

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« Reply #29 on: Thu May 01, 2008 - 14:29:44 »
Charles, your image worked for quite a while, but now even it has gone still...at least, on my computer.

Looks like everything is working fine now.

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« Reply #30 on: Mon May 05, 2008 - 16:25:14 »
Well, for now that pesky fire is burning merrily! Let's hope it doesn't "go oout".

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« Reply #31 on: Wed May 07, 2008 - 10:11:58 »
It might be the file you saved it in. You might need to save it in a different file.  ::tippinghat::

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« Reply #32 on: Sat May 10, 2008 - 23:12:19 »
Thanks for the suggestion, but I see the fire is still burning, so I doubt that its address had much to do with the former difficulty.  I have it stored in My Photobucket.