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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:28 PM

Why is it that 7 will not play many gif's ?


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:52 PM

It's because the default Windows Picture Viewer program doesn't natively play .gif. You have to other another program to view them, like Internet Explorer or a third-party program like IrfanView.

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:55 PM

Which then begs the question....which browser are you using ?


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 06:43 AM

Hi thanks for the come backs!  I have a bunch of funny gifs that have been collected over time, shame they lose a bit not being active.  They were fun to pop into emails etc, I guess you win some lose some.  As to browser FF!

 

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:09 AM

Your .gif still works Phil, and they'll work if you open them in Firefox instead of the default Windows Picture Viewer.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 10:08 AM

I use IrfanView, opens fast and plays al types of gifs !

I find it idiotic to open IE or any browser for playing gifs...  :devil: 

 

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 10:17 AM

Well, Internet Explorer or any third-party browsers allows you to use the program to open .gif without having to install another. So less programs on the drive, more space, etc.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:54 PM

You want the animated gif to function. The default file association for gif in Windows 7 is the other installed apps for viewing photos, like the Live Photo viewer, and others like the Office Viewer. If you want the browser to open them by default, you must reset the .gif entension.

Control Panel/Default Programs/ associate a file type or protocol with a program /Scroll down to .GIF, and highlight it, to then click the "Change" button, and choose the browser, (like FireFox)...or install http://www.irfanview.com/ as per O.T.T's suggestion and then change the association to point to irfanview.


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:02 PM

Or you can right-click on a .gif file, select Open with... then select Choose a program and make sure the Associate this file type with the program box is checked and select your program. It works too.

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