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> influx of video avatars, are they slowing anyone else down?
Bjorn
post Apr 28 2010, 05:42 AM
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Is anyone else getting slowed down by the crazy DS trend of having video avatars? It seriously takes my computer a few seconds to load each one, during which I can't scroll.

My computer isn't bad either, its a 17 inch MBP with 4gig of RAM and a 2.7 ghz Core 2 Duo.
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post Apr 28 2010, 06:00 AM
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QUOTE(Bjorn @ Apr 28 2010, 09:42 AM) *
Is anyone else getting slowed down by the crazy DS trend of having video avatars? It seriously takes my computer a few seconds to load each one, during which I can't scroll.

My computer isn't bad either, its a 17 inch MBP with 4gig of RAM and a 2.7 ghz Core 2 Duo.


What browser are you using?
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post Apr 28 2010, 06:19 AM
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QUOTE(Razor @ Apr 28 2010, 07:00 AM) *
What browser are you using?


+ 1 . Even my ancient dell laptop 512ram, and single core something or other processor can swing it.
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post Apr 28 2010, 08:45 AM
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I've personally never had any issues with them loading...I use Chrome if it makes any difference.
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post Apr 28 2010, 09:28 AM
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I use chrome too.

Maybe it's something else, but I have noticed that when scrolling up my browser pauses from anywhere from 2 to 30 seconds before letting me scroll past an avatar with video.
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post Apr 28 2010, 10:17 AM
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Not having any issues on either my work laptop in IE or my home computer in firefox.
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post Apr 28 2010, 11:48 AM
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Okay, I was curious so I did some tests.

Constants: (Laptop Specs)
15" MacBook Pro (late 2006 model)
2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo
2 GB RAM
ATI Radeon X1600 w/ 128 MB VRAM
Mac OS 10.6.3 (latest)

Variables: (Browsers)
- Safari 4.0.5 (lastest)
- Chrome 5.0.342.9 (latest)
- Firefox 3.5.3 (latest)

Conclusion:

Safari: did not immediately display the animations but also did not lag whatsoever.
Chrome: lagged horribly, scrolling issue as you noted was definitely apparent. Had to wait for everything on the page to load before anything worked. Got the "beachball of death."
Firefox: no issues, animations loaded quickly and as smoothly as hardware will allow.

There you have it. Chrome for Mac fails at animated GIFs.
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post Apr 28 2010, 01:16 PM
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Okay, because this has been happening to me with chrome on my MBP, and I guess I never noticed it before. It lags horribly, especially on other sites I'm on that allow pictures in sigs, and a few people have three or four, and I hate it!


Edit: Vavagool's is bad on whatever browser I use, It's 4 megabites....
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