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Have gif.animation on Flash drive but can not play


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#1 Jove

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:23 PM

Hello,
I have this laptop on loan and can not play the gifs I created on WXP,
there must be a simple solution,
like open with windows picture and fax plyer but its not here?

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:49 AM

Hi, jove. Windows 7 opens .gif images with IE by default. One can open them with a media player, though; as well as other supporting programs.
MS does not support animated .gif viewing in Windows 7 as XP. Go figure.... :huh:

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:43 PM

Hello Bluegard,

Hmmmmm, . . . thats funny, . . I did get the gif. opn with I.E.,

have any idea as to what kind of a deal is that ?

For who and or how ?

I like the way it works with WXP cuz U don't hve to go public with your work, .i.e., photo bucket, etc.
in order to share with your friends, . . .this seems to be a step backwards ?

Edited by Jove, 07 October 2011 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:56 PM

Jove, I have no idea why engineeres decided it best to force users to open .gif files with web browsers. It seems to be a step backward to me as well.
There have been lots of appreciation given to a small program created in the third post in this thread. No install; just associate .gif files with the gifview.exe. Works a charm. :thumbup2:
Hope this is helpful.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:33 PM

Gif is very old technology and is very limited. I'm thinking that that is the reason it's not in Windows 7. Their are few things from the 80's that Windows 7 allows. Take a read here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Interchange_Format

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

yes maybe very old but what is more compact and works better ?

I get back to you with comment on read.

Thanks

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