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I need to create a "virtual spedometer" and am wondering if it can be done at a low cost.  Perhaps there's some software already out there.... Ina sense, I just need the spedometer panel and a needle that moves...right?    So I thought I'd see if anyone could give me a nudge in the right direction.
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Top Expert 2016

Commented:
I've seen question recently..

What is a speedometer.. it is a fixed background, and a bar that moves in relation to speed.
you could make a collection of video's of static images of the speedometer at various speeds, and then load the applicable avi programatically to display the speed you require, and then just loop the current avi.

OR load the background and then overlay the background with the speed pointer (the speed pointer has a transparent background) you will need a group of images to represent the pointer at a specific speed.
Thank you, Ve3ofa-
Is there any way you can provided an example?   Would I just layer these in something like Adobe Premiere?

What I'm thinking of is the type of thing you see in pop ups or splash pages - some guage (spedometer, tachomether, barometer, termometer, pie chart) that is "in movement".
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What software development tool and run-time environment is this?
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I'm building a website using GoDaddy.  I just need to insert this to greet the user when he visits the page.
You want something like this, it is an animated gif of a speed dial
it says I believe you can use it>
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Animated_Aston_Martin_Speedometer.gif

check it out tons of  animated speedometers gifs I simply rightclick one and open in new window so that I don't have to backspace.

click on one to see it, then find out if you can use it.
Seems there is quite a few here that are free to use
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=animated+speedometer+gif&hl=en&rlz=1T4GGLL_enAU394AU394&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=edeMT67lC8aciAfywfn5DA&ved=0CCgQsAQ&biw=1273&bih=642


try this, it has an actual editor
click on the image
http://www.clker.com/clipart-speedometer-6.html
animated dial

MS GIF Animator 1.0

http://www.gifup.com/
Merete-
I haven't looked at everything, but I think this is EXACTLY the type of thing I'm looking for.  I'm hoping we can find one where I can control the needle and stop it at a specific number (around 126-130).

So........thank you for your work so far.
Thankyou :)
Take a look at animated dial
I included that as it also provides a guide using “lookless controls”  and download a source code. I don't know about animating it however
or take a look here
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/103035/Developing-a-very-Lookless-Silverlight-Radial-Gaug
and here is a progress dial
http://www.scottlogic.co.uk/blog/colin/tag/attached-view-model/
I think this clarification is important.

This spedometer is for the "splashpage" of my new website.  What I'm selling is this guitar practice tool that will make you play faster - thus the spedometer.   What I essentially need is a 3-5 second  animation that will be the same every time you go to the website.
Here is exactly the type of thing I'm looking for.  This is the link Merete sent.  In the middle, you see a speedometer with a bar below that allows you to increase the speed at whatever velocity you choose.   Now, is there any way to record my doing this, and then saving it as a the video version of a .jpg and insert it on teh webpage?
Yep, just use something like cam studio. I have used this little free tool to capture my desktop regeon to show how to make a hidden folder and posted it on youtube
Cam studio also saves it as a flash or avi.
The flash plays a html may come in handy for you.
Just set it to regeon ( not fixed regeon)  then you click on record red button and drag your mouse/curser around rectangle you want.
Check out the keyboard shortcuts so you stop it when necessary or just sit it outside your curser movement area
To see keyboard >options >Keyboard shortcuts at the bottom
I have mine setup as F8 record Pause/ Stop F9
cancel recording F10, you set them however you like.

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/CamStudio
you may need to install the lossless codec as well
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/camstudio_lossless_codec.htm
I can provide the settings I use  or you can use this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gk

Cam studio video settings I use
Top Expert 2016

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If it has animation it cannot be a jpeg (jpg) either a .gif or a video file i.e. swf or avi and the associated player
Merete- Thank you so, so much!!!   My problems are 95% solved.   THE ONLY thing now (and I can post this as a separate question if you wish) is how to  customize the spedometer.  

One of the links has a ton of code.... I think I could go and change a few numbers....but who/what do you execute?
Great answers... Very thorough
Happy to help RaiderNationDelegate, thankyou
also if it helps look back to the top page just under the first Dial>[See this control in action on my blog.]
 if you go there is the entire code <<< and the rest of this post describes the implementation:

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