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Animated GIF is slower in internet explorer


I have a very small animated GIF with 6 frames and a delay of 1/100th of a second.  In firefox this displays perfectly and the animation is nice and fast like it should be, but in internet explorer it is alot slower, something quivilent to 10/100th of a second. Is there any reason for this?

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Hi there,

I don't know what the exact reason is but I know it is an issue for a lot of people. I used to regularly post on www.b3ta.com which happens to have a lot of animated gifs go through it's message board. It was commonly known that GIFs are always slower in internet explorer. There is one way to show this, if you open up your page in IE, and right click on the image and go to properties, you should notice in the background that the GIF starts going at the right speed.

Promote firefox!
Xavior2K3Author Commented:
Yes hi i've been reading up and it seems IE cannot draw gifs at 1/100th of a second because its redraw rate is slower.  Shame, it looks so good on firefox!!

You might have already seen this but i saw this the other day and found it pretty funny!!... http://www.firefoxflicks.com/flick/index.php?id=19542&c=false
haha internet explorer loves it!

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