Safari 4 and animated gifs

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  1. PMR macrumors 6502

    PMR

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    #1
    Hi guys

    How many of you have problems with this page?
    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f61/fedor-haters-unite-908608/

    My safari 4 beta hangs and becomes unresponsive and I believe it's due to the animated gifs.

    The strange thing about this is that it only happens on my blackbook. The other macs are fine.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers
     
  2. PMR thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    I have problems with that page, too (using S4). I think it's a known problem that has existed in Webkit for a while. If I remember correctly, the actual culprit isn't Safari itself but some bug in OS X's graphics framework / drivers that are used for rendering the animated GIF. :( Oh - and I'm on a Macbook CD btw...

    Don't have any problems with the posted ani-gif in this thread, but that doesn't have to mean anything...
     
  4. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    That website crashed Safari 4 for me 2 times in a row lol. Good thing it's still in beta or I'd be like wtf...

    That is a very intensive GIF though... However FF handles it just fine.
     
  5. DuFFy macrumors regular

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    yeah so the gifs arent workin at all on the windows safari 4, neither are any YouTube Videos...:confused:
     
  6. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    ...YouTube seems to be working fine for me.
     
  7. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    I'm still having a problem with animated gifs... Causes the whole browser to lock up.
     
  8. MotleyPete macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I got the beach ball a lot on that page.
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Animated GIFs suck on Safari 3 as well, but at least it doesn't beachball.

    That page, however, did nearly max out one of my 4 processor cores and the GIFs still played very, very slowly. C'mon, Apple. Even my little Asus Atom-based netbook can do way better than that! It's embarrassing, really.
     

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