When is a GIF Finished Playing?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Feb 10 17:59:32 EST 2016

I had to manage gif playback manually once. It worked well to just set 
the currentframe repeatedly, ignoring auto-playback entirely. That way 
you can keep track of how many cycles you've done and you can control 
the speed of playback by changing the "send in time" frequency. You 
always know what frame you're on because the script sets it.

I didn't bother to load individual images, just setting the currentframe 
worked okay.

On 2/10/2016 4:00 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
> Nope, you just have to "know"  :-)
> -HH makes a good point that I forgot about: if you control the playback
> yourself, setting the GIF's currentFrame every so many millisecs, you'll
> always know which frame you're on in the GIF.  This will work for most
> GIFs, but can mess up playback of GIFs that use varying frame delays since
> timing will differ from how the GIF was originally authored.

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