class ... extends Applet
that works for me.
btw u dont need an mediaTracker... the file is already loaded... if u try now to display it it will take awhile, cuz the image needs to be decrunched. and java waits with that task until it's needed...
u can simply ask for one of the image properties like this:
to start the decrunching procedure (as a side effect
after that u can use it w/o any delay