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    Small images at top right hand corner when playing MP3

    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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    nope
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    Could you integrate it into your next ME release?
    please?

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    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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    Quote 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...

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    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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    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.
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    CarComp, would it be possible to do what mobileh1 says in ME's next release?

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    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.
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