# GIF won't speed up anymore when “DisplayDurations” is smaller than 0.015? [closed]

I'm trying to make a GIF expression with mathematica, everything went well, and here's my fruit ("DisplayDurations"->0.015):

When played in IE browser, the GIF will be a little strange since the animation is slower than that in Chrome, so I decided to speed it up by modifying "DisplayDurations":

Export["eurika.gif", img, "DisplayDurations" -> 0.01]


But I only got

which is quite slow! After some trial I guess that perhaps any duration smaller than 0.015 will lead to the same error. I've searched the Internet and there seems to be no limit for the frames of GIF, What's wrong? How can I speed up my GIF?

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-1: Some very basic google-fu gives you this: humpy77.deviantart.com/journal/…. So it seems it's not a mathematica issue. Also "DisplayDurations" -> 0.01 is probably higher than your monitors refresh rate... – Ajasja Nov 12 '12 at 13:00
“How can I speed up my GIF?” — Skip some frames… – F'x Nov 12 '12 at 13:03
@Ajasja OK, I should have search the Internet more carefully… and I didn't expect that so quick can I get a chance to use the expression I made above!! – xzczd Nov 12 '12 at 13:45
@F'x Now I only keep 2 frames for this GIF but I still feel it a little slow and the current GIF is so crude… if only IE could give a better support for GIF! – xzczd Nov 12 '12 at 13:46
The timer in Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows has a resolution of 0.015 seconds only. I guess this is the timer IE uses for GIF display. Timing in Mathematica uses this too. (Of course there are faster timers too but I guess that's not what IE uses.) – Szabolcs Nov 12 '12 at 14:48
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## closed as off topic by Ajasja, xzczd, halirutan, F'x, J. M.♦Nov 12 '12 at 14:41

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