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Hello from Purdue University! And a question?

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Fathom
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Hello from Purdue University! And a question?

Post by Fathom »

Greetings from Purdue in Indiana! Just discovered Rainmeter, and I love it!

I also have a question - I want to put this image (preferably with the loop) on my dektop with a skin - but I can't figure out where I'm going wrong, and need som guidance. Any pointers?

http://www.accuweather.com/us/radar/sir/in_/radar.asp?play=true

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[Rainmeter]
Author=George Halsted
Update=500
[Metadata]
Name=RadaR | Dopplar Radar Grabbed from the net
Config=RadaR
Description= A simple way to view the current weather radar loop
Instructions=Point 1 | Point 2 | Point 3
Version=1.0.0
Tags=Weather | Radar
License=Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0
Credits=Thanks to Alex Attar for a great Rainmeter tutorial!
[Variables]
[MeasureRadar]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=Plugins\WebParser.dll
URL=http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2010/images/radar/610x480-overlay.gif
UpdateRate=60000
[MeterRadar]
Meter=Image
MeasureName=MeasureRadar
PreserveAspectRatio=1

Thanks!
Wim
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Re: Hello from Purdue University! And a question?

Post by Wim »

Hello Fathom

:welcome:

A few points with regard to your question(s)

1.
I want to put this image (preferably with the loop) on my dektop
Rainmeter - unfortunately - doesn't do animated gifs. So that would not be an option anyway. There are a few workarounds to get animated images in your skin, but none apply to this case.

2.

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http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2010/images/radar/610x480-overlay.gif
The image you want to download is not an animated gif. It's a blank.

Just copy/paste the url into your browser and go there: you'll be looking at a blank page (you can also save it to your harddisk and watch it in an image viewer: same result)

I took a (very quick) look at the sourcecode of that webpage. I couldn't find any animated gif images. It seems the animations on that page are completely run by scripts (nothing you could download and/or display in a skin).

Wim
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Re: Hello from Purdue University! And a question?

Post by dragonmage »

http://sirocco.accuweather.com/nx_mosaic_160x120_public/sir/inmasirin_.gif

I think that is what you are looking for. You would have to download that gif and use an Addon to convert it into bitmap frames or individual images. Then you could have Rainmeter display it on your desktop.
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Re: Hello from Purdue University! And a question?

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