im making (or trying to) create a skin that displays a weather image radar on desktop. basically make a plugin that downloads this image: http://sirocco.accuweather.com/nx_mosaic_400x300_public/sir/inmasirCT_.gif
everything works, and simple, but there is one problem.. it's animated gif (radar loop) and only displays the first frame. after some research, i discovered rainmeter doesn't really support animated gifs
i found some tips from other threads about making rainmeter work with animated gif by chopping up the gif into frames, but that's for a static animated gif.. how would i go abouts doing it from a dynamic gif using the RSS/Webparser? ideally i would love if i could keep the animation/loop, but if it too much work to write a plugin, how about getting the last frame? otherwise getting the first frame as it currently is means it's pretty old radar frame.
this is what i came up with this code below (keep in mind i am very new with rainmeter).
maybe someone can help me? they also get a nice radar loop image that i have found from Accuweather if i recall, the radar gif from accuweather gets updated every 15 minutes.
i check and appears the "inmasirCT_.gif" file is downloading is animated, but obviously in the skin rainmeter only showing the first frame..
i want to keep it as simple as possible because im still learning with rainmeter. any tips for keeping animation or at least the last frame of the gif?
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[Rainmeter] Update=1000 DynamicWindowSize=1 AccurateText=1 [MeasureWebParser] UpdateRate=1800 Measure=Plugin Plugin=Webparser Url=http://sirocco.accuweather.com/nx_mosaic_400x300_public/sir/inmasirCT_.gif Download=1 DownloadFile=inmasirCT_.gif [MeterWebParser] Meter=IMAGE MeasureName=MeasureWebParser ;ImageCrop=-200,-151,400,300,5 ;W=300 PreserveAspectRatio=1 Antialias=1