There is NO option to manipulate with looping for the GIFs in Camtasia 9

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only indefinite looping
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schteck

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schteck

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I need this option in Camtasia 9! With the new behaviors, there are many options for banner editing inside Camtasia. Most of the clients want static end. So just 1 loop/play
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Aaron

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Hi schtek,

Sorry that this affected your workflow - if you install a binary editor ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_editor ), you can take out this section from the front of the GIF file, and save it, and the animation should only play through once.

1. Open the GIF file in a binary editing program.

2. near the beginning of the file, highlight the section that looks like

21 FF 0B 4E 45 54 53 43 41 50 45 32 2E 30 03 01 00 00 00

3. delete that section of numbers, re-save the file, and try playing it back in a browser.



Regards,

Aaron
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Ok.  Beyond this workaround, does TS actually acknowledge that this is a bug?  Or can you explain why you removed the option to limit how often the animation loops?
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Hi Aaron,
is there a way to modify the numbers in the hex editor that lets me control the number of loops--say for 3 loops?
having it just play through once and then not repeating is not ideal for me.
thanks!
And yes, please tell your team that they should not remove useful options from new versions of the tool. This one is pretty standard in programs that create GIFs.
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hey, sorry for the late reply.  Deleting that section will cause the animation to play through once.  If you want the animation to repeat, just change this ending part to the number of times you want it to repeat (instead of deleting it).  This is in binary (hexadecimal) format:


(source: http://www.matthewflickinger.com/lab/whatsinagif/animation_and_transparency.asp )

Regards,

Aaron
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Really?  A hex editor?  Really.
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andy

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"please tell your team that they should not remove useful options from new versions of the tool"

I second that!!!!

Why did you remove such a useful option for us? How can we get it back?
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