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    I saw the nws graphic, but it says 3.3 miles south of crestline.  Straight line distance that is about AJX, which is completely different than launch.

    Also, about the 15 minute recaps, they are actually too good, can the time lapse be slowed down a little?


    David Webb
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    I pulled the coordinates used for the NWS charts directly from the old site. If they need updating then I’m good with that. Post links that are to closer locations and I can update those.

    I was thinking of adding in more delay between each frame (just to make that 15 minutes play a bit slower) – will put together a couple of experiments and post them to see what’s the least objectionable.

    Jerome Daoust
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    Is it possible to make the animation pop-up window size-adjustable?

    Not hoping for more resolution, just allowed to adjust the window to become larger.

    David Webb
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    The pop up goes as large as it can get and still display the image size at 100%, so in the case of the last-15 animation, it won’t fill your browser on most desktop sizes since the image is on the smaller side.

    I can look into options on allowing scaling of the window.

    David Webb
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    I doubled the frame delay in the last-15 animations. It was set to 10 (these delays are measured in “ticks” – 100 ticks per second in an animated GIF); now set to 20. Let me know if you think that’s an improvement.

    David Webb
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    Instead of scaling, Jerome had a good idea of just making 2 sizes available (standard and large). That’s done and up (you’ll now see 2 links below the webcam images). I also added a 1 second delay at the beginning of the loop so that it’s easy to spot the end/beginning of the looping.


    The slowdown is much better.  And the pause is a good idea.  Can you make the pause 2 seconds, though.


    I don’t know if it is my computer, but the small AJX is only looping about 6 seconds.

    Also, the Crestline cam works great on the iPad, but it does not work on my Mac.  This is the redirect on the Mac, but it alway times out.


    David Webb
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    The loop will always only be about that long (for 15 minutes). Here’s the math:

    • Assuming we have all of the last 15 minutes (sometimes the camera will not upload an image due to lots of reasons – power being the most common), we get 15 total frames.
    • Animated GIFs have 100 “ticks” per second.
    • To slow things down a bit, we set the delay on each frame (how long the frame is displayed for) to 20 ticks (roughly 1/5 of a second).
    • If we have 15 frames, that equals 3 total seconds (plus a 1 second delay on the end) – 4 total seconds length.

    Dan is the man as far as the Crestline webcam goes (I don’t know much about that one – we’re just linking to it from the site since it can’t be embedded). This doesn’t help you, but I’m on a Mac as well and I haven’t had any issues with viewing/using the Crestline webcam. It always says “your browser is not supported”, but ignore that and everything seems to work fine.


    I figured out my camera website issue.  Your comment about your Mac working did it.  We have very restrictive firewall settings here at home and I never use the ipad to look at Crestline at home, since I have my mac.  I use the ipad when we are in Socal.

    I just tried the ipad here at home and it didn’t work.  Changed both the Mac and ipad to our unsecure network and they both work.  Change them to the secure network and they don’t work.  Problem solved….

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