How to view animated gifs in windows 7 ?

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  1. pierrejaquet

    pierrejaquet MDL Member

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    Hello :doofywave:

    How to view animated gifs in windows 7 ?

    I tried irfanview but I think it does not integrate well enough with windows explorer.

    I want to use windows photo viewer.

    One of my friends told me that his windows 7 can do this. ( I think he hasn't noticed he still has windows xp :nosweat: )

    Do I need some kind of codec ?

    ps: I WILL NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER TO VIEW GIFS :suicide: :Flush: lol

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. Padpadak

    Padpadak MDL Member

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    Try Gif Viewer 3.2 That is to open animated gifs ;)
     
  3. pierrejaquet

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    #3 pierrejaquet, Mar 1, 2011
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    The integration to windows explorer is even worse than irfanview...

    Isn't there a way to make windows photo viewer work ?

    ps: It seems Gif Viewer 3.3 is out so if you use it you should download the latest version.
     
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    Corgano MDL Novice

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    #6 Corgano, Feb 27, 2013
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    Woah! It made it all the way out here? :D
    Sorry for necroing this thread, but i did it for good reason: I recently was using goofs win7 Gif viewer, however it did not work when I had windows installed on my D drive (longer story there). After examining it more closely, I noticed a lot of the registry references were really sloppy. I decided there was only one thing to do: Rewrite it form scratch at 2AM! Here is the resulting source and a compiled, bulls**t-free installer! http ://goo gl/cEyzo
    and always up-to-date source here: http ://goo gl/6FBZl
    Sorry for the spaces, it won't let me post links yet :(
    Edit: updated code, now with uninstaller!
    Note, to run the source you will need autoit, and "shimgvw.dll" and "rundll32.exe" from windows xp
     
  6. Tito

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    #8 Tito, Feb 27, 2013
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    @jayblok

    Its more or less same as the above; see the source.

    @Corgano

    Under Windows 8 x64, rundll32 must be run under compatibility mode. :)
    I know it can be removed manually, but can you also write an uninstaller??
     
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  7. Corgano

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    the last line of code makes a key at [FONT=verdana, geneva, lucida, lucida grande, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]HKEY_LOCAL_MECHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers that sets the compatibility for you. I havn't had a chance to try this on windows 8 yet, although it should work, does it?

    An uninstaller you say... Give me a min :p
    [/FONT]
     
  8. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    It takes forever to open a gif on windows 8 your. way @Corgano,gifviewer opens fast
     
  9. Corgano

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    Not sure what you were trying to say? This is literally the image viewer from xp, the experience will be identical.

    UPDATE! Now has an uninstaller, and a little popup when it is done installing. Also fixed a spelling mistake that may have kept it from setting comparability properly. Checked it all over and works flawlessly :D http ://goo gl/cEyzo

    Anything else anyone wants me to add?
     
  10. Tito

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    Awesome!! Just add another mirror ;); I need to wait for your approval to download from Google Drive.

    :hug2:
     
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    #14 Corgano, Feb 28, 2013
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    Herp Derp, done :p The google docs upload is public http ://goo gl/cEyzo
    That version does not have the uninstaller in it yet, and you may have to set the compatibility.
     
  12. jayblok

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    Corgano,i hope you are not upset if i posted that link without your permission. Is it supposed to work in windows 8?
     
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  14. Corgano

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    As the script runs as admin, it will prompt for UAC when installing / uninstalling it. However, there's no reason it should ask for UAC if you're opening gif files. Do you mean it asks for UAC to install, or when you open gifs? I don't have UAC enabled and will check this.

    As for windows 8, it SHOULD work, but I don't have a windows 8 computer handy. If you have access to one feel free to test it for me. Also, feel free to share this! I'll keep updating a few of these animated gif threads in case anyone wants more features or has issues with Goofs version
     
  15. Tito

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    Also there is a typo; it should be 'uninstall' instead of 'uninstal'.

    ;)
     
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    I'll fix it in the next version Lol.
    i tried turning on UAC and installing / uninstalling it, but I couldn't get UAC to turn on o_O Good thing I don't use it
     
  17. Tito

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    I'm currently testing it on a Windows 8 x64 PC. It asks for UAC while opening gifs. :g:

    Btw, why don't you compress it using UPX? Almost 60% can be compressed. :)
     
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