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Windows 7: animated gifs and windows photo viewer


05 Jan 2014   #161

Windows 8.1
 
 
fixed DLL init error

For anyone on windows 8 (or 8.1), you can get corgano's modification to work by going to the path that was installed by his installer C:/Windows/Gif

then right click rundll32 -> Properties -> compatibility -> set it to run for compatibility with windows 7

Then it should work fine.


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07 Jan 2014   #162

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Thank you, corgano for your program, works great, just what I was looking for!

It really sucks that MS did away with the native viewer for animated images and I absolutely hate opening them in IE or any other browser. HP sent my laptop back with Win 7 on it rather than the XP I sent it to them with and I soon discovered the issue with viewing animated gifs. Upon doing a search it led me here. I use both the old gifview and the XP Photo and Fax viewer. I like how the old one can stop the animation and I like the zoom feature of the updated one. Thanks again!
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13 Jan 2014   #163

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brlasonny913 View Post
Corgano, I installed your program, and on trying to open a .gif, I got an error

"Error lodaing C:\Windows\gif\shimgvw.dll

A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed"

Can you advise, please?
I had the same error running it in my Win 7 Pro x64, and found that it could be fixed by going into the rundll32.exe properties and selecting run in compatibility->win 7 fixed it. Not sure if SP1 somehow affects it in certain machines but it worked flawlessly after I did that.
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17 Jan 2014   #164

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

& that's just a smidge of how I feel!! I've been back & forth between the 2 different Gif/Photo Viewer threads 1000 times going back many pages each time (mainly looking for posts by Bongo & Britton), finally decided to just do it & this is what I ended up with! ( & I don't even like or ever deal with Google so almost backed away when I realized where I was going)


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28 Mar 2014   #165

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Tried to use "XP Photo and fax viewer (For GIFS on Win 7)", but when I use the right click "Open With", and chose the "Photo and fax Viewer" I get this message.
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04 May 2014   #166

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

To resolve the...

"Error loading C:\Windows\gif\shimgvw.dll
A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed"

... error, I set the properties of "C:\Windows\gif\rundll32.exe" to run in 'Windows XP SP3 Compatibility Mode'.
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23 May 2014   #167

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeBopGigolo View Post
To resolve the...

"Error loading C:\Windows\gif\shimgvw.dll
A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed"

... error, I set the properties of "C:\Windows\gif\rundll32.exe" to run in 'Windows XP SP3 Compatibility Mode'.
It will actually work better if you set it to "Windows Vista" Compatibility Mode. That way you won't get that annoying UAC prompt.
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15 Jun 2014   #168

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Update 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tiedye93 View Post
Hey I downloaded the gifs viewer and all my gifs are slower than what they were before. Do you know how to speed them up?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I WANT MY GIFS View Post
Yeah, but that is another program, not windows photo viewer.
I corrected the compatibility of rundll32.exe to vista.
I was searching for the folder in the program folder , not in the windows folder.

That said, my problem of the gifs playing at half speed is still there.
my OS is a 64-bit system, is that a problem?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ksdixon View Post
Thanks for the re-write of the original coder's program. But is there a reason as to why an animated gif that plays at normal speed in IE is slow in his/your programs, in regular or slideshow view mode?
Hi corgano,

Not sure if you're still willing to improve this, but there seems to still be some speed issues with some users--including me. I scrolled through this entire thread and the one on the MDL forums, and haven't seen anyone address this or even respond to these posts. To be clear, the issue is that gifs playback slower (doesn't seem as slow as 0.5x as one user suggested) in the Windows PF Viewer than in IE or Chrome.

Thanks

Edit: I am using Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro x64 and have tried every possible compatibility setting with rundll32.exe
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08 Oct 2014   #169

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trlkly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeBopGigolo View Post
To resolve the...

"Error loading C:\Windows\gif\shimgvw.dll
A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed"

... error, I set the properties of "C:\Windows\gif\rundll32.exe" to run in 'Windows XP SP3 Compatibility Mode'.
It will actually work better if you set it to "Windows Vista" Compatibility Mode. That way you won't get that annoying UAC prompt.
Hi, I'm running Window 7 pro x64, so where do you find "C:\Windows\gif\rundll32.exe" to change the compatibility to Vista?
Thanks John, roukie
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