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#1 maursett

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 10:35 AM

Hi

I'm baffled. I've uploaded a web site using the identical files using Frontpage 2000. The web sites in question are www.maursett.com and www.maursett.dial.pipex.com.

The gif animations work on the former site, but not on the pipex site. I use Windows XP, Norton Internet Security 2005 and also have Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE plus operating on my system. I'm not sure if this problem is specific to my browser or if it is a general problem. I've cleared my cache and ensured that the IE 6 settings are set to play animations.

Any thoughts would be appreciated as I'm find this very frustrating.

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 11:41 AM

What are the animations? Are they animated gifs?

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 11:49 AM

I visited both sites (which are one and the same I might add) Using IE 6 and Win ME. The animations on the both of them work just fine.

And yes Grinler they are animated .gifs

Edited by scarlett, 04 December 2004 - 11:49 AM.

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 01:34 PM

I do not know if this helps any, but I tried it in IE, Firefox, and Opera and this is what happened.

IE-Animations and sound work.

Firefox-The snow and music is not present.

Opera-Animations and sound work.

Based on this, it could be that you have a file association problem. On your desktop, right-click and select new Windows BMP image. Right-click the file, and select edit. Select file-> save as and change the type to GIF, the name of the file as test, and save it to the desktop. It will ask if you want to continue, click yes. Exit this application. Right-click test.GIF and select properties.

Post back the application that it opens with.
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#5 maursett

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:55 AM

Hi and thanks for the help so far.

I checked the file associations and changed it to Animation Shop (it was originally set to Internet Explorer).

I can still see the animations in one of the web sites, but not the other.

Jason, I tried your suggestion and the application that opens the file is Animation Shop.

I wonder if there is something going on in the windows registry that is causing problems.

One other thing I have noticed is that if I click on the Santa gig on www.maursett.co.uk it shows up as an Animation Shop animation type of file, whereas on the www.maursett.dial.pipex.com page it shows up as a Macromedia Fireworks doc (ie under picture properties). I've uploaded the files again and this still seems to be the case.

I also have difficulty in viewing some animated gifs in other websites (unless I click on Show All Images or Show Original Images - eg the clickable smilies on this page).

Still baffled.

Thanks for the help so far.

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 04:03 AM

After hours of frustration and attempting to change file extensions etc, I've finally sussed it out and it was quite a basic problem (the old story - always look for the obvious first!).

I have a dial up connection and use Onspeed (www.onspeed.com) to speed things up; needless to say, Onspeed is great, but I suddenly remembered that it works by compressing images. I changed the settings on Onspeed to "Show Original Images" and, hey presto, everything works fine.

Thanks to all of you who have offered help and suggestions. It really has been appreciated and I have found this forum invaluable and a great source of information.

Regards and thanks again.

Tony




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