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Safari Can't Handle Moving GIFs

10011 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2010 9:46 AM by Omar Hernandez RSS
  • DaveLCX Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2009 8:57 AM (in response to RafiB)
    I concur! Safari 4 does indeed have problems rendering GIF files! Do a Google Search and you'll see that we're not alone! I've switched to Firefox for viewing animated satellite images on WGN's web site; a page I visit often before heading out on extended bicycle rides ...

    http://weather.wgntv.com/US/Region/Midwest/2xpxVisSatellite.html

    In Safari, this image loads but doesn't always animate as it should. When it does decided to animate, it takes 10 seconds plus.

    In Firefox, after 3 seconds the GIF cells quickly load and begin the animation process in under 5 seconds. (Much like Safari 3.x did)

    Also, Safari jumps to 69% of CPU, Firefox uses only 5% of CPU.

    This weather page link demonstrates that Safari's usage as a web browser is restricted by its problems rendering a file format that's been around since Jesus walked the earth. Well, almost that old

    Apple? Are you listening? FIX SAFARI POR FAVOR!
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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,415 points)
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    Sep 21, 2009 9:02 AM (in response to DaveLCX)
    No problem watching those clouds move whatever.
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    Oct 1, 2009 9:44 PM (in response to sjs43)
    The topic is actually what prompted me to join this forum. I just recently updated to Safari 4 as well and gif's freeze my laptop constantly...but I'm updating as we speak so hopefully this gets fixed because it was never an issue before.
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  • bewlatbrutha Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2009 11:47 AM (in response to RafiB)
    I'm using a pretty robust system and I have the exact same issue with Safari. Hope you get it sorted out
    MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz 4 GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • DanjaD Calculating status...
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    Nov 10, 2009 1:49 PM (in response to RafiB)
    I have a still-modern MBP, with plenty of RAM and disk space available. Everything it patched up and ship-shape.

    The GIF below, with a grand total of 4 colours, and <400Kb, grinds Safari to a halt. After about 20sec of viewing this GIF, the animation progressively slows down, and finally stalls completely, at which point the browser becomes totally unresponsive to any input and the beach ball appears for 30sec or so, then the browser will respond slowly for a few seconds before going into the downward spiral again. Repeat ad infinitum until Safari either crashes, or the offending image is moved out of view. When this happens one CPU core becomes completely saturated (100%). Memory usage appears normal.

    <a class="jive-link-external-small" href="http://">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Translational_motion.gif

    Seriously, this is unacceptable.
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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,415 points)
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    Nov 10, 2009 2:49 PM (in response to DanjaD)
    What gif?
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  • cecemf Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2009 3:41 PM (in response to Klaus1)
    I have the same issue, some gift animated show some snow and other not, on that screenshot I took all the gift you see are animated and only few show some snow .

    http://i82.servimg.com/u/f82/09/02/92/27/screen57.png

    With Firefox, Opera or IE show them fine.
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  • MacNoob0909 Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2009 5:03 PM (in response to cecemf)
    Same issue on my fairly new iMac (Aluminum 24") - Just applied updated Safari (4.0.4) and those images just sit there while CPU churns.
    iMac 9,1 (24") 2.66GHz , 4GB RAM, 640 GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 3 Windoze boxes , iPod Touch 8GB, Ipod Nano
  • DanjaD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2009 5:22 AM (in response to Klaus1)
    Apologies, this URL should have come through with my earlier post:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Translational_motion.gif
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  • Omar Hernandez Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2010 9:46 AM (in response to DanjaD)
    Has anyone found a solution to this issue?
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