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What latency should a GIF be at to play back at real time?

Asked by XOIIO (16679 points ) January 18th, 2011

What should i set the latency to be when making a gif so that it plays back like in the movie?

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Vortico's avatar

Depending on the format of the movie, the frame rate ranges between 24 and 60 frames per second. However, this is quite high for a GIF file to handle, so 10 to 20 will give a smooth enough animation.

XOIIO's avatar

the program is wierd. it says latency(ms) and the lowest is 25, the highest being 5000 but even the highest is laggy.

Vortico's avatar

Ah, those are milliseconds, not frames per second. A 30 fps animation would have a 1000/30 = 33⅓ ms delay between each frame. A smaller delay (ms) is faster.

XOIIO's avatar

ahhh… I’ll try it again, but it seems like it’s not going to be very smooth.

robmandu's avatar

You should be able to specify a delay of 0ms if you want, which will cause the browser to render the individual frames successively as fast as it can…

except

for Internet Explorer, which will slow down GIF animation if it specifies more than 20fps.

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