I have my first animation made with blender (it’s a jpeg avi) and I am playing it back in Windows Media Player set to repeat. It is an object constrained to a Bezier circle. At the default 100 frames for the path, I render a 4 sec jpeg avi set at 25fps. When I repeat playback in Media Player, there is a little hiccup when it starts over. I used an IPO speed curve to run frames 85-115 (starts loop over at 101) so as to have the start point crossed over in the middle of the avi. All is fine, it is smooth. So it seems there is something about the playback of Media Player that is causing the hiccup.
Has anyone seen this behavior before? Is this common? I tried more frames for each rev of path, but it still hiccups at the repeat point. Is there a player more suited for looping playback? Is it the file type (avi jpg)?