@ttdreyer..... sorry to hear you are having problems with boot anim.There should be no trouble with either of the two roms you quote i.e. light speed and taboonay, proof of that should be that both roms will play their stock animations on start up. It's a bit of a problem for me at the moment because I am in the UK for two weeks thus away from my desktop and all my anim progs.
Not wishing to try and teach you how to suck eggs but my basic guideline is as follows........
1) make sure tab is fully rooted (I appreciate you state it is)
2) use a file manager with read/write capabilities
3) copy downloaded animation to ext_SD card
4) change name to bootanimation.zip
5) use file manager (I use "Root Explorer") to copy renamed animation to either ....../data/local...... OR
If you have further trouble please re-post although as I said I am a little handicaped by not being at home...