Icons in iChat/Adium

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  1. Josh396 macrumors 65816

    Josh396

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    I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a short clip that I downloaded as my icon in either iChat or Adium? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So, erm, help a brotha' out here...what format is the clip in?
     
  3. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    you can't use animated icons in ichat yet. there is a shareware plug-in though. maybe with tiger we'll be able to animate them.
     
  4. Josh396 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering, but do you know what the name of the plug-in is and do you know how much it costs?
     
  5. Josh396 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Josh396

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    Actually the clip I would like to use is a GIF file that opens in Preview and it is broken up into 16 individual frames. But I also I short clips mpg from my digital camera that I would like to switch to once in a while. Thanks again for any help.
     
  6. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Make an animated GIF from the file and make sure it is of the proper size.
     
  7. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    its liveicon for $10. as far as i know - only other people with the plugin with ichat can see your icon. and you can see the icons of AIM users. but, if someone doesn't have the plugin - they dont see yours animated. its pushing it for $10 - just to see a smiley rotate in 3d.

    in tiger they are doing the 3 way a/v chat. and supposedly doing profiles. people are also hoping they'll do animated icons as well. i'm hoping so. it may be worth it to just wait.
     

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