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uk_skinner

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« on: March 17, 2005, 09:52:46 PM »
First, don't get too exciting.  It  looked promising but it will need some work.

I modified the ImageViewer to AniImageViewer and looked like can display animate radar images.  And you still can do tap-and-scroll, zoom in/out, specify the positin/size of the windows (via .imv files).

The idea was very simple.  The animated radar image on weather.com, in fact, is to display 5 images in a loop.  So, once you download all 5 images the AniImageViewer will display them with 1s ( I can make it shorter or longer) apart.  Everything will be just like the ImageViewer, download images with radar.exe.  The imv file format will be a little bit different.  You will only need one imv file for one animate radar image.

I would like you to give me some site where I can find some animate radar image and test them.  Thanks.  :D

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2005, 01:56:10 AM »
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Have you checked out ADB Weather?  It is freeware and very nice.
It might give you a good idea of where to pull weather data from.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/forecasts/
This is where the log file says the USA data comes from, I don't know
where ADB Weather gets international data.
The animated maps that ADB Weather uses are a series of stills, just like what you have described.

http://www.happyjackroad.net/pocketpc/weatherPlus/weather.asp

I have played with it and like it a lot.  I still use T+ because I have
modified the skin I use to show the weather for 5 cities all at the same
time. I do this because I like to compare what the weather is like in the
different cities that my family members are living in.  T+ plus also has
more weather icons and customizing options.


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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2005, 05:06:51 AM »
tree99:

  Thanks.  I heard the ADB weather but never tried that.  Could you please post the link here?

Wichtel:

 The image you posted is the animated gif.  I will see I can just use that.  But I think wetter.com allow you to download the image from the "past".  In other words, you can download past 10 images.  With Rotalus' "DURL" set up, it is possible to do that, just set "dealy time" wider and wider, right?  If you can post me the original site, I can try to see this will work.  Thanks, I also can look into to display animated gif.

  I tried to download the image from wetter.com and encountered some problem.  Can you give me an example fo DURL/FORM of this site?


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   Wichtel:

   Problem solved, the radar image from wetter.com currently is animated showing on my hx4705 without any problem.  The images were dwonloaded via radar.exe.

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2005, 09:45:43 AM »
Just let you know, running animated image will use a lot of resource.  It took 2MB when I was running 5 gif image (470x471) on my 4705.  This something users have to keep in their mind.  Make your own judgement. :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2005, 09:52:29 AM »
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Just let you know, running animated image will use a lot of resource.  It took 2MB when I was running 5 gif image (470x471) on my 4705.  This something users have to keep in their mind.  Make your own judgement. :wink:

I prefer to get my animated weather gifs on my screen with the help of Internet Explorer's Favorite.

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2005, 09:58:29 AM »
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Quote from: "uk_skinner"
Just let you know, running animated image will use a lot of resource.  It took 2MB when I was running 5 gif image (470x471) on my 4705.  This something users have to keep in their mind.  Make your own judgement. :wink:

I prefer to get my animated weather gifs on my screen with the help of Internet Explorer's Favorite.

Timmy


Timmy:

   Does PIE support animated gif?

Edit:  Just tested it, answer is yes.  However, PIE used 3.5 MB... :shock:

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2005, 10:05:20 AM »
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Quote from: "uk_skinner"
Just let you know, running animated image will use a lot of resource.  It took 2MB when I was running 5 gif image (470x471) on my 4705.  This something users have to keep in their mind.  Make your own judgement. :wink:

I prefer to get my animated weather gifs on my screen with the help of Internet Explorer's Favorite.

Timmy


Timmy:

   Does PIE support animated gif?

Uk_skinner,

Sorry, I mean animated pics.  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

This one I'm using:
http://weerkamer.nl/weer/radar/radar.fpl?uur=6

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2005, 10:33:30 AM »
Timmy:

  The one you posted looks cool... :approve:

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2005, 10:52:56 AM »
Can anyone please give me a suggestion that where I can download a freeware of animated GIF editor?  Thanks.

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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2005, 11:10:28 AM »
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Can anyone please give me a suggestion that where I can download a freeware of animated GIF editor?  Thanks.

Uk_skinner,

I don't think I can realy help you. The only one I know is this 15 days free trial program:
http://www.ulead.com/ga/trial.htm

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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2005, 11:58:21 AM »
UK_Skinner

http://www.animake.net/     German language but free

or search here

or load here Animation Shop 30 day trial (Free Account is needed)



hope this help´s

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2005, 12:09:13 PM »
Timmy, Witchel:


  Thanks, I will take a look.

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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2005, 01:56:25 PM »
WOW, UK, this is great news !!!

You are a "TodayPlus / EXE / Developing Machine"  

(Now I know it is just a matter of time until you find a way to animate the weather icons !  :wink: )
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2005, 02:25:10 PM »
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tree99:

  Thanks.  I heard the ADB weather but never tried that.  Could you please post the link here?



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I poted this in my first response to this topic:    
http://www.happyjackroad.net/pocketpc/weatherPlus/weather.asp

there a download for desktop installer and for the .cab PPC installer