Help with boot animation

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    This is my first time trying and I don't know what I've done wrong but it just boots to a black screen. Any help?

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3725677/bootanimation.zip
     
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    How did you install the bootanimation?
     
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    I place it in \data\local. I'm running BB v0.4.

    Other boot animations work like that.
     
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    Do you have another boot animation in /system/media? If so, delete that one. If not, try moving your boot animation there.
     
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    OK I'll try that.
     
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    Ok nothing in \system\media and my bootanimation.zip in \data\local and still just a blank screen on boot :?

    I tried nothing in \data\local and mine in \system\media and same result.
     
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    Follow these instructions (make sure that the bootanimation you want is on the root of your sdcard and that you have some sort of terminal emulator on your Droid):

    su
    mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    busybox cp -R /sdcard/bootanimation.zip /system/media/
    chmod 644 /system/media/bootanimation.zip
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
     
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    Still nothing. There has got to be something wrong with my .pngs or the desc.txt :/
     
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    Do other bootanimations work?
     
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    Yes, its just the one I made doesn't.
     
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    The black screen comes up when the zip file is compressed.

    I know that sounds like a 'duh' thing, but zip files don't necessarily have to be compressed.

    Use a utility like Winzip or Winrar to create a zip file that has NO compression, and see if that works.
     
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    I used WINRAR and Store for compression.
     
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    Okay, nevermind that then...
     
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    Dammit I just want my TARDIS boot animation :)

    My files are all like this 480_427_00001.png is there a limit to how many files?
     
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