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Offline balloni55

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Problem with animated GIF in GC listing
« on: June 06, 2017, 13:49:21 »
Hello menion
creating a new Mystery where a animated gif file is needed for solving, i struggle a little bit using different devices :-[
For tests i us one of my own Tradis
https://coord.info/GC1ND4B
for now it work as expected on PC :)
Inside this listing you see on PC the animated GIF and a link "Ball", after click on this link this animated GIF works also :D

on my old SGS2 with CM 14
- the animated GIF work,
- with the dropbox link "Ball" only the first frame is visible ??? if i click "in der App öffnen" result > Website not available"

on my Moto G3 with MM 6.0.1
- the animated GIF didn´t work, only first frame is visible :-[
- the dropbox link "Ball" didn´t work :-[

the code i insert to my listing:
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<a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/89t0zggpx3requq/Ball.gif?dl=0">Ball</a><br />
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<a href="https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1ND4B_buswende?guid=328e8b59-7e33-4e00-8007-b24b6167c970"><img alt="Testball" src="http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170605/6xexgigz.gif" border="0" height="720" width="1280" /></a><br />
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Re: Problem with animated GIF in GC listing
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 17:03:10 »
I would be glad if animated GIFs never work in Locus.

On the PC I can turn that off in Firefox with an about:config setting.  If I knew how to turn it off in Android (especially the built-in browser some apps use), I would.
 

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Re: Problem with animated GIF in GC listing
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 22:00:13 »
Hello balloni, Viajero,

not sure if I may help here. Whole listing in Locus Map is visible in Android component called "WebView". This component may differ on older devices ( on new since Android 5.0 with connection to internet is should always be the same ). And as I found, there should be no issues with display of animated GIF images. Anyway as balloni wrote, there is.

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hmm, I'm trying it on own device and it also has some weird troubles to display it. Have to check it tomorrow ...
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Re: Problem with animated GIF in GC listing
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 08:49:11 »
balloni, I'm sorry, but I do not know. From what I was able to find, GIF images should correctly work in current system that is used in "listing" tab of caches. And I really do not know why it does not work, sorry.
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Re: Problem with animated GIF in GC listing
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 09:15:35 »
Don't know if this is relevant, but with my MotoG 2, the display of animated gifs in (for example) WhatsApp seems to depend on the memory free. I get variously the first frame only, the animation starting in situ on tapping the GIF, the animation playing straight away.

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