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Hi all,

 

.GIF files no longer play automatically since today.

Only GIFS hosted on geocaching.com does not play, all others do play.

 

For Example (Both the same picture...):

This image is hosted on Geocaching.com:

http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/large/12fe7a9a-11f6-4dd0-84b0-37e7b83dae22.gif

 

This image is hosted on my webserver:

http://teamnattehond.nl/geocaching/RondjeReindersmeer-Final3.gif

 

How is this possible?

 

Team Nattehond!

Edited by Team Nattehond

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The gif's do play, but you have to use the original filename instead of the /thumb/ or /large/ version.

 

Your URL should therefore be shortened to:

http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/12fe7a9a-11f6-4dd0-84b0-37e7b83dae22.gif

instead of the automaticaly generated (and slightly smaller):

http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/large/12fe7a9a-11f6-4dd0-84b0-37e7b83dae22.gif

 

Also automatically generated are the small and thumbnail versions:

http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/small/12fe7a9a-11f6-4dd0-84b0-37e7b83dae22.gif
http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/thumb/12fe7a9a-11f6-4dd0-84b0-37e7b83dae22.gif

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Thanks for the info Kalkendotters,

 

But I've made this link a year ago and it worked fine till yesterday.

now I have to Change the ''Banner-code'' in my listing and all the people who have added the old banner-code will have a banner that does not play.

I'm not the only one with this ''Problem'' I think.

 

I Also see this for the first time:

When I go to the following link in my browser:

http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/large/12fe7a9a-11f6-4dd0-84b0-37e7b83dae22.gif

my browser redirect it to:

https://d1u1p2xjjiahg3.cloudfront.net/12fe7a9a-11f6-4dd0-84b0-37e7b83dae22_l.gif

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If you leave out the /large/ in the url it 'magically' works.

(It also gets redirected to an imagecloud, but that is of no further concern)

 

Apparently they changed the way the extra pictures are created, leaving out the animation part of a .gif

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For those who find animated GIFs annoying, and who are running Firefox, this about:config setting turns off animation for all images:

image.animation_mode user set string "none"

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The problem with non working GIF files is caused by changes of the webserver.

Without warning, as usually at Geocaching.com (terrible!!!), they did change it without notice to their members???

 

Their answer:

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Thank you for writing in to us. The problem you're seeing occurred because of a recent change we made to how we store image data. We moved to storing items in the cloud rather than only locally on an internal server. We will be correcting things in the near future to use the old file names, but in the meantime you can fix the image by removing the "_l" from the file names. That "_l" points the browser to the large, r-esized version of the image rather than the original.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

All the best,

 

Alex

 

Community Manager

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Quite nice such a "Community Manager" giving information after trouble happens!!!

 

Grtz, Zonnetje.

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Without warning, as usual! Yes, indeed! And that is why I never upload my pictures on the geocaching.com servers, NEVER!!! tongue.gif

For GS it's not their concern to inform their clients. They change something and that's that. We have to find out and try to solve the problem afterwards. AS USUAL. signalmad.gif

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For those who find animated GIFs annoying, and who are running Firefox, this about:config setting turns off animation for all images:

image.animation_mode user set string "none"

Thank you.

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