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Windows 7: Gifs in Windows Photo Viewer

22 Dec 2015   #1
Jake1702

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Gifs in Windows Photo Viewer

I know this has been asked before, I even tried the program in this thread. However, it just gives this error:

Can someone help me fix it or let me know of a codec or something to make WPV show animated GIFs?


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22 Dec 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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22 Dec 2015   #3
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Windows 7 Windows Live Photo Gallery will not play gifs.
You can use IrfanView and play gifs.
Hope that helps.
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22 Dec 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The easiest to play Gifs is the Internet Explorer
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22 Dec 2015   #5
Jake1702

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks, I will try that.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baddog22556 View Post
Windows 7 Windows Live Photo Gallery will not play gifs.
You can use IrfanView and play gifs.
Hope that helps.
I tried IrfanView, but I don't like the interface, I prefer that of Windows Photo Viewer.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The easiest to play Gifs is the Internet Explorer
I know it was by default, but it is an inconvenience especially when you have multiple GIFs in one folder.
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23 Dec 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This works very well and can do more than just view gif files
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23 Dec 2015   #7
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
"I tried IrfanView, but I don't like the interface, I prefer that of Windows Photo Viewer."
That is your option but I've used IrfanView successfully for a long time when it would play movies
I couldn't get other viewers (at the time) to play. The interface was extremely simple (for me anyway).
IrfanView and WPV are two beasts of a totally different color. But IRV plays animations.
Good luck and Merry Christmas. (day after tomorrow anyway.)
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