Animated Gif Suggestion

Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby mcenroe24 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:34 am

Hi Ernie,

Great job on the app, I "app"solutely love, har har har.

I know the app currently supports animated gif files via html tags, but is there any way you could add support for animated gif files directly via a Picture column? I have a ton of images ranging from jpg/png/gif, some of the gif files are animated and some are not. Is there any way the App could check to see if the gif file has multiple frames and if so, to display it as animated?

Thanks!!
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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby Ernie » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:17 pm

Hi McEnroe,

Thanks. Ha, nice play on the word... I haven't seen that before.

I just added this to my to-do list. It not a high priority for me at the moment, but it's something I'd like to address at some point. I'll see what I can do, though I don't think it will happen too soon. Sorry about that.

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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby kraemder » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:29 pm

Is there a way to do this manually now with a little extra work? I don't get many animated GIFs so it wouldn't bother me to type in a few things to get the animation.
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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby Ernie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:27 am

Hi kraemder,

Instead of putting the picture in a "Picture" column, put it in a "Text" column and use an <img> tag. Try the following:

Text 1 | Text 2
apple | <img src="apple.gif">

You might want to include a height or width parameter to limit the size to your screen. For example, a width of 320 should be good for an iPhone.
<img src="example.gif" width=320>


Because of the quotes, you have to be careful how you import from Dropbox. In the dropbox import screen, there an option screen with a setting "Text Format". If you are using Excel and saving as Unicode text, then the default "TSV" setting is appropriate. If this is not the case, you might need to change the setting to "Basic TSV".

TSV sample: "<img src=""apple.jpg"">"
Basic TSV sampe: <img src="apple.gif">
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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby mcenroe24 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:48 am

I understand. I'm glad it's on the backburner at least. Fingers crossed for this feature!!
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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby Walter » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:00 am

Hello Ernie

Can I please also put up my hand for animated gifs?

There are a lot of websites that allow one to create one's own animated gifs now ... And I think this would be a good way to allow your app to incorporate short videos, without programming it to accept video files themselves

... Can I admit to being a noob and not knowing how to follow your instructions above ... I create my slides on the iPad so most of the time I never know what the file name of the jpg is in order to type it in ...

I realise your app can't be all things to all people ... And I don't realise how hard or easy this would be to incorporate into the app ... Anyway I think it would be useful ... For example people could study animated gifs for Chinese writing
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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby Katja from Hamburg » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:28 am

I am not an expert in this kind of question but maybe follow will help you till Ernie provide a better answer.

An animation can be shown by html directly on a side. e.g.
<img src='http://www.gifanimations.com/samples/OTM5MWZjNWY0OGIzN2E=/NTJmYzVmNDhiMzdh/fire.jpg'> <img src='http://www.animierte-gifs-bilder.de/files/animierte-gifs/lampen/animiertes-lampen-gif-10.gif' />
or
<iframe src="http://www.tamtwirlers.org/tamination/embed.html?c3a/the_gamut&play&loop" width="300" height="400"></iframe>


You can also enter the http:// address of a video in the "Extra Info" field/column. If you do this, while studying that card tap the bottom center button and tap "More Card Info" and that webpage will open up.
And maybe Ernie provide embedded video as mentioned here
http://flashcardsdeluxe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2918&p=8393&hilit=video#p8393
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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby Ernie » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:40 am

Hi Walter,

Since HTML is required to get animated support, you don't have an easy solution for this. And without importing/exporting, there's no way for you to know file names since you import pictures from the card detail screen. Because I don't have an easy programming solution to this problem, and because few people need animated GIF support, this hasn't made it to the top of my to-do list. I'm continuing to add new features and I'll revisit this idea to see if it's something I can fit in before too long.

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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby Guest » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:08 pm

Any news on animated gif support?
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Re: Animated Gif Suggestion

Postby Ernie » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:56 am

I don't have any plans to add better support for animated gifs anytime soon.

You can add them using HTML. See the example from the post below. If you need more guidance, let me know.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5435&p=13856&hilit=gif#p13856
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