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Windows 7: Windows Media Player: How to extend play on animated gifs?

07 Jul 2019   #1
jofreeman77

Missouri
 
 
Windows Media Player: How to extend play on animated gifs?

When using windows media player to play animated gifs. It will only play for 4 seconds. I can choose "repeat" but it is jumps every time it starts over and is not smooth.. Can I make it play more than 4 seconds? Say like 30 seconds, a minute etc... Thanks.


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08 Jul 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi jofreeman77,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jofreeman77 View Post
When using windows media player to play animated gifs. It will only play for 4 seconds. I can choose "repeat" but it is jumps every time it starts over and is not smooth.. Can I make it play more than 4 seconds? Say like 30 seconds, a minute etc.
Does this help => How do I make an existing animated GIF loop repeatedly? - Super User.
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08 Jul 2019   #3
jofreeman77

Missouri
 
 
Re wmp gif

Well that is mostly about the way the gif was created to begin with. All my gifs are infinite loop. It is just that windows media player doesn't treat it like an infinite loop gif. It just plays for 4 seconds (several loops) and then starts over. Every time it does that, it jumps. (not smooth like xp). If I could just get it to play longer then it would work ok. Thanks. Jo
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17 Sep 2019   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

WMP isn't the best player for graphic files. Try irfanview, which is free and plays almost all graphics, video and sound formats. When you install it, it will ask you which formats you want associated with the program.
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18 Sep 2019   #5
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@jofreeman77
For playing animated .gifs try opening with Internet Explorer, that's what I normally use.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
jofreeman77

Missouri
 
 
re animated gif

Irfanview has a navigation/logo thing on the screen. That is what I was told. There has to be absolutely nothing on the screen but the gif. (possibly black bars if the aspect ratio is not the same as the computer screen aka letterbox etc) I did find that google photos will work, but only if you use firefox. Chrome will windowbox everything. Of course you have to be "online" I really need an "offline" solution. (xp worked)
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

In Irfanview, if you hit View>Full screen, the gif will appear alone surrounded by whatever color you choose for your canvas. It's a more advanced editing program than WMP, which is geared only to movies and videos. Gifs are programmed and constructed differently. You can choose whether to keep the proportions or change them, and assorted other settings in Full Screen Options.

You can also associate every file format of images, sound and video in Irfanview.You'll find them listed in Options>Properties>settings.

This must be a wonderful gif
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
jofreeman77

Missouri
 
 
Re infraview

Thats good to know. Different info than I was told by someone else. Thanks. Joe
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