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  • Michela 11 posts 31 karma points
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 15:16

    Issues with Animated Gif & other video formats...

    Greetings. I am trying to make an animated loop (animated .gif) for my sites homepage. We use Umbraco2.0, and I am using Fireworks to create the animation. It's 6 frames, and it plays the way it should in Fireworks, but when I upload the file to Umbraco and put it into the homepage (I used the < object > code) it plays through the loop once with the correct timing (about 5 seconds per frame). On all subsequent loops, the frames speed up to about a 7th of a second and speed through.

    Is this a fault of Umbraco? I'm not entirely sure what to do, I tried converting it into .flv and .wav formats, and then I tried taking each frame and making an actual video in Windows Movie Maker, but that wouldn't upload to Umbraco (and I don't want to embed a youtube video, I don't want the play/pause video box stuff).

    Does anyone have any advice on what I can do to make this work?

  • Magnus Eriksson 121 posts 361 karma points
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 15:52
    Magnus Eriksson

    I'm not an expert, but shouldn't a animated gif be inserted like any other image, i.e. with a <img> tag?

    It works locally but not on the Umbraco site? I would look at the generated HTML from Umbraco (view source) to see that it looks as you'd want it to.


  • Michela 11 posts 31 karma points
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 16:22

    Thanks Magnus... I took a look at the code, and the file is actually a .swf. For whatever reason Fireworks has an option to export the file as an "animated gif" and then when you go to hit Export&Save, it's actually saving the file as .swf, not .gif, and there is no option to actually save it as a .gif. I hate Fireworks.

  • Dibar 92 posts 74 karma points
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 19:29

    Fireworks can be tricky because you can set optimization settings on every image. I bypass the standard panel, and only set format information /during/ export. try Ctrl+Shift+X when ready to export your animated gif. Select Animated-GIF format and click export. It should work as expected.

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