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    Is it possible to have animated gif's in this space? I have tried putting a .gif but it just shows the first frame of the animation. Is there any way to make it show the full animation?

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  • #2
    nope
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    • #3
      Could you integrate it into your next ME release?
      please?

      Car PC v1 - 1999 - 2000
      DOS 6.22 - MPXF - 2x16 LCD - 6.4GB
      Car PC v2 - 2002 - 2006
      XP - 7" wide/touch - GPS - Tank batt relay - 100GB
      Car PC v3 - 2008
      XP - 7" wide/touch - GPS - 802.11g - FM/XM - OBDII - WWW

      [||||||||||||||----] 80% complete

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      • #4
        that would be difficult, since you would have to emulate a browser (animated gifs are a web browser technology) and to integrate that with skinning might pose some difficulties.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by brrman
          that would be difficult, since you would have to emulate a browser (animated gifs are a web browser technology) and to integrate that with skinning might pose some difficulties.
          jah...

          <cut><and><paste>
          While the Picture ActiveX control offers a great way to display
          graphics, it only shows the first image in an animated GIF. To
          display a fully animated GIF, without rebuilding the entire graphic
          frame by frame, you can use the WebBrowser control (just keep in
          mind that this control isn't available to machines without IE 3.0
          or greater). To do so, select the Microsoft Internet Controls
          component. When you do, the WebBrowser control appears on Visual
          Basic's toolbar. Drop the control onto a form, then in the form's
          Load() event place the following code:

          WebBrowser1.Navigate "C:\Internet\anim.gif"

          Where the filespec points to a valid animated GIF path or URL. When
          you run the program, Visual Basic displays the GIF.

          Unfortunately, the WebBrowser also displays a right-hand scroll
          bar--probably not what you want for a decorative image. Believe it
          or not, you can turn this scrollbar off just like you would normally
          via HTML, as in:

          WebBrowser1.Navigate "about:<html><body scroll='no'><img
          src='D:\Internet\anim.gif'></img></body></html>"

          Now when you run the form, Visual Basic displays the image sans
          scrollbar.

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          • #6
            Animated Gif's

            Animated Gifs have nothing to do with browsers, the ability to sequence frames is an artifact of the GIF file format. If ME were to link with a decent graphics library playing them would be trivial. There are many open source libraries thave would give you this capability. Relying on the ActiveX components from IE is going to be prone to future compatibility problems.
            .//Daren
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            • #7
              CarComp, would it be possible to do what mobileh1 says in ME's next release?

              Car PC v1 - 1999 - 2000
              DOS 6.22 - MPXF - 2x16 LCD - 6.4GB
              Car PC v2 - 2002 - 2006
              XP - 7" wide/touch - GPS - Tank batt relay - 100GB
              Car PC v3 - 2008
              XP - 7" wide/touch - GPS - 802.11g - FM/XM - OBDII - WWW

              [||||||||||||||----] 80% complete

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              • #8
                Vb

                If ME is written in VB its easy to show animated GIF's, im not sure, but I read somewhere that it is written in VB.

                If the authors would open source the application I could do it.

                Essentially ME is a software remote control for other players, which is the right way to do this, the worse possible thing would be to reinvent the mp3 player. What ME does really well is the skin engine and the nice eye-candy, which is very important for this kind of application.

                I understand that the authors are going to embed MapPoint, which is a really good routing engine, and for anyone with MSDN is free. ME couldn't redistribute the MapPoint data without a hefty price tag, its ~$300 from MSFT. The GPS is going to be a problem, its the mapping data that is expensive for anything decent.
                .//Daren
                (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
                MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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