some animated avatars don't work

Description

Animated gifs can be saved in one's profile, and they appear in the profile window correctly, but once that window is closed, they don't appear anywhere else. Instead what you see is an outlined blank box.

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wroot
November 12, 2009, 9:34 PM

Closing this ticket as duplicate of SPARK-548, because it seems that no animated gifs are working as avatars in Spark, so this is more a feature request. None of the attached gifs worked for me.

Marilyn Daum
April 4, 2006, 2:36 AM

Here is another animated avatar from Troy Duval that works in Spark.

Marilyn Daum
March 15, 2006, 4:49 AM

Attached is an animated gif from Spark user tduval that works fine as an avatar (thanks, Troy!). Hopefully Derek can use this as a point of comparison to help figure out what is preventing the other attached gifs from working correctly.

Marilyn Daum
November 22, 2005, 8:24 AM

COM-91

Comment by Marilyn Daum [11/03/05 07:11 PM] Delete
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animated gif attached

Change by Marilyn Daum [11/03/05 07:11 PM]
Field Original Value New Value
Attachment stickman.gif [ 11003 ]

Comment by Marilyn Daum [11/03/05 08:06 PM] Delete
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The stickman avatar works in personal chat windows but not on the main roster window.
The headbanger avatar (my personal favorite) doesn't work in either place.

Change by Marilyn Daum [11/03/05 08:06 PM]
Field Original Value New Value
Attachment headbanger.gif [ 11004 ]

Comment by Derek DeMoro [11/04/05 01:03 AM] Delete
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I looked into this issue since it would be very cool to have it work. The problem is the fact that the animated images used are too large to be avatars and therefore go through a scaling process which destroys them. I would not be able to fix this.

Change by Derek DeMoro [11/04/05 01:03 AM]
Field Original Value New Value
Resolution Won't Fix [ 2 ]
Status Open [ 1 ] Resolved [ 5 ]

Comment by Marilyn Daum [11/09/05 05:22 PM] Delete
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Derek made some changes to get this working on Monday, but today it's not working again.
Animated avatars work in Pandion, so it seems like we should be able to do the same.
If not for the 1.0 release, then for a later release.

Change by Marilyn Daum [11/09/05 05:22 PM]
Field Original Value New Value
Status Resolved [ 5 ] Reopened [ 4 ]
Resolution Won't Fix [ 2 ]

Change by Derek DeMoro [11/09/05 05:29 PM]
Field Original Value New Value
Fix Version/s 1.0.0 [ 11038 ]
Fix Version/s 1.1 [ 11040 ]

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Major

Assignee

Andrew Seymour

Reporter

Marilyn Daum