Yupyop and WebTV

Postby Ronski46 on Tue Jan 01, 2002 1:50 am

Well, I dug up the information myself, Yupyop. Found a site that explained what the problem is. WebTV has a screen resolution of only 420x560, and can only scroll vertically. Images that are too wide just get scrunched to fit the format.<P>I've got 59 strips that are 604 pixels wide. If I went back and resized them all (whew!), guess what would happen next? WebTV would announce tomorrow their <I>new</I>, improved screen-resolution size of 800x600! Trust me!<P>Note: I'm now downloading a WebTV browser simulation thingy. It'll let me see on my monitor what WebTV viewers see. At least I'll know how crunched the site looks to you guys.<P>Again, thanks for the alert.<P>------------------
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Postby Yupyop on Tue Jan 01, 2002 5:08 am

Thanks! I look forward to reading PUBLIC EYES <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif">
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Postby Yupyop on Tue Jan 01, 2002 5:16 am

BTW I had the same problem with RUDY PARK until they fixed it. Maybe they can help you deal with the e-moron Web TV.
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Postby Yupyop on Tue Jan 01, 2002 8:06 am

I can read your new version <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif">! While WebTV can handle some flash some newer versions are too much for it to handle. WebTV tends to be a few years behind technology. But I like the way it allows me to watch TV while surfing the web.
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Postby Ronski46 on Tue Jan 01, 2002 12:33 pm

In another post, you mentioned WebTV squishes my strips down and makes them unreadable. Shucks! I didn't know that, so thanks for telling me.<P>I wonder what I could do to make them viewable to WebTV'ers? They're simple GIF files. 604x190 pixels at 72dpi. About 20k in size, on average. The HTML is standard fare. The strips are in a table column that's 610 pixels wide.<P>Any ideas about what makes that happen? Are you able to see other people's strips okay? You got me worried now!<P>I'll try to stick a strip in this post, see if you can see it here. If you can, then there's something in my web pages that's doing the deed. Here's my latest, <I>PE</I> #58:<P> <IMG SRC="http://public-eyes.com/strips/pe58.gif"> <P>------------------
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Postby Ronski46 on Tue Jan 01, 2002 12:45 pm

The <I>Public Eyes</I> site is about due for a makeover anyway--I'm thinking of Flashizing it--so maybe I'll put some alternate WebTV versions of the strip up when I do. "Click here for WebTV version." I don't think I'll go back and redo all 59 of the strips. Maybe just start with #60 or so.<P>I did read that WebTV displays Flash okay. I've got a scrolling Flash banner on the main page now--with a gunshot sound. Don't know if you saw/heard that or not.<P>Anyway...happy new year to all!<P>PS: I just made a WebTV version of <I>PE</I> #58:<P> <IMG SRC="http://bsg-arts.com/auctions/pe58wtv.gif"> <P>In my original Flash file, the dimensions are 1200x372. I use Blambot's <I>Digital Strip</I> (at 18 pts) for lettering, which shrinks to 9 pts when I resize the file for my normal web-site strips. When I shrink to 418 pixels wide for WebTV, the type is a bit smallish. This one here shouldn't be distorted by WebTV, but it might still be hard to read.<P>------------------
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