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Windows 7: animated gifs and windows photo viewer

09 Jul 2010   #41

 
 

@luchelibre

Haha. With that as your 1 post you'll probably never see this but you're missing out on so much!
When i first got 7, did the usual programs, drivers, blah blah, sorted out virus protection, then went looking for a solution to the gif issue. I found corgano's reply in this thread with his fantastic tool. Never had any problems, virus or otherwise, simple to set-up & problem solved!
5 months later & im still here! So in fact, i owe corgano more thanks than i realized. My 7 is awesome & part of that is because of sevenforums.

@corgano - Thanks again for your script but yeah, another thanks for leading me here!!!!
Awesome!

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11 Jul 2010   #42

Window 7 HP x64
 
 
Yes, I know

Yes, I was pretty sure of the reason why the anti-malware engines were throwing a false positive.

However, VT results count for a lot, and it is always a good idea to get something down in writing (preferably from the author) as to why the program is flagged, so that random searchers who find your program through google (or perhaps are searching as to why your program caused a malware alert on their computer) find that they don't have to worry about it.

Also, advanced malware will often only trigger a handful of scanners on VT. That's why they use so many. Its use as a FP-detection machine, while handy if you know what you're doing, is much less relevant than its use as a really-new-and/or-crafty-malware-detection machine.

But all this is a lot of words over a minor thing.

Thanks very much for the utility, Corgano! Now I can watch "stick vs. wall" quickly and conveniently whenever I feel the itch for some awesome in my day.
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12 Jul 2010   #43

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

ok, so i decided to try scanning a blank / much simpler autoit .exe
the whole program consists of: beep(1000,1000)
here are results
It was odd, considering that the exe had practically nothing in it, but beep() uses winapi calls. lets trying with NOTHING AT ALL in it. results
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12 Aug 2010   #44

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corgano View Post
Try putting out the idea to make a codec for WIC to support animated gifs

I also made this because IE took to long to start up.
gifview.exe
Set This as the default program to view gif images. It is written in GDI+, so you can expect the same level functionality as the onw in win XP. As it was written by me, I can taylor it to suit your needs. Source available on request
is made in Auto-It? can you please send me the script, i am curios how you made it?
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04 Oct 2010   #45

Windows 7
 
 

Many, many thanks, corgano. This is exactly what I needed. I made a folder for apps that require no installation. I simply put gifview.exe there, associated it with that extension, and am all set. One of the first things I do when I get a computer is delete IE icons. I've been using Firefox for as long as it's been out. Why they made IE the default GIF animation viewer is, frankly, puzzling.
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10 Oct 2010   #46

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

It is made in AutoIt, but I have since reinstalled my computer (3 times since I posted this, actually) and source has been lost. I might check if I have an online backup somewhere.
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10 Nov 2010   #47

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for creating this application. I feel like Microsoft would have a much happier customer base if they took the time to support or at least encourage talented community members like you.
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11 Nov 2010   #48

windows 7 starter 32 bit
 
 
PowerPoint 2010 animated gifs on Windows 7

Microsoft may be coming out with a patch to make animated gifs work with 7.

I just installed PPT 2010 on three different systems, XP, Vista, and 7 and it mishandles the gifs only on 7.

I contacted MS. The rep acknowledged, after a lot of diagnostic work, after using the same gif that I was using on every Windows 7 machine available to him, and after taking a day to contact others, that it was the Windows 7 glitch that was responsible.

So maybe since their newest PPT will not run on their newest OS, they will finally do something about this problem.
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11 Nov 2010   #49

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

They had already said they won't.

Windows 7 uses the windows imaging object to display images, and they have made it clear that they never intend on supporting animated gifs in it. They may fix PowerPoint in the new version though.
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11 Nov 2010   #50

windows 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

All I can tell you is that this is the response I got from Office tech support.

"As of now the case will be closed as not resolved, once we get the update we will get back to you.

Mohammed Sabeel"

This is an important enough issue for us that either we'll be reverting or using other presentation software with proper animation handling built in.
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