My animated avatar is frozen

calyxman

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 17, 2005
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I uploaded an animated avatar and for some reason it's not moving. I did a direct upload of the file from Camino--gif file, btw.

Some users have animated avatars. What's the problem from my end?
 

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
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how big is the file? if its animated and the .gif is too big of a file it won't animate i believe.
 

calyxman

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 17, 2005
610
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Here is a linked image from the web of the animation. I tried uploading by using the url, but then I get an error message that the linked file is too big.

 

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
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Didn't/doesn't someone else have that avatar? Used to see it around a lot here a year or so ago... the dude with the cowbell.
 

Silentwave

macrumors 68000
May 26, 2006
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Gainesville, FL
yeow, please don't ue that avatar!:eek:

It gets extremely repetitive after about 3 posts in one thread. The good news is it isn't 200px in size like the last time I saw it :rolleyes:

Doing something or other to compress the file some more should solve your problem though.
 

calyxman

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 17, 2005
610
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It's Will Ferrell from one of his best SNL skits.

So basically 32k is not small enough? How can I compress this file?
 

thedude110

macrumors 68020
Jun 13, 2005
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Keep in mind that if the mods decide your 'tar is moving too fast/too much, you may have to slow it down as well.

Don't want you to be blindsided. ;)
 

thomasp

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2004
654
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UK
Avs need to be 75x75 pixels and the previously-stated size.

vBulletin automatically shrinks large (dimensions and size) avatars and then resaves them as JPEGs. In the case of .gif avatars, it only saves the first frame.