How can I view animated gif's from command line
Topic: How can I view animated gif's from command line
started by: xmrkite
Posted by xmrkite on Aug. 30 2007,22:20Hello, how can I view animated gif's from the command line?
I tried Feh, xZGV, GQView, and GTKSee and they don't work.
Posted by mikshaw on Aug. 31 2007,02:10Animations in gif files are, for some reason I don't understand, not supported by practically every Linux image viewer I've tired. That's general image viewers I'm talking about, not specifically animated gif viewers. I think xnview is one that will display the animation, and it is available in the uci section of mydsl.
The "animate" command (part of imagemagick) will show the animation, but it is kind of crappy.
There are a few applications that are made specifically for viewing animated gifs, such as gifview, and I'm sure you can find the others with an internet search.
Posted by curaga on Mar. 01 2008,10:10Just for the forum record, gifview was just submitted to testing. It's a 40kb gif viewer and displays animations just great.
Posted by WDef on Mar. 05 2008,17:24I'm always surprised no-one seems to have heard of xnview.uci
It plays animated gifs and does myriad format conversions and image transformations as well.
Or you can always open an animated gif in Firefox.
EDIT: mplayer can play animated gifs, but needs libungif support.
I'm not sure my old mplayer-1.0pre8 uci has that. Not sure about other mplayers in the repo.
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 05 2008,19:39
Posted by curaga on Mar. 05 2008,20:30heh, I didn't notice that :P
Posted by WDef on Mar. 05 2008,20:43
Ok, that's one to Mikshaw!
I thought I read the thread properly - clearly I didn't, sorry.
I'd prefer to think it's eyesight rather than old age ...
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 05 2008,21:55
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 06 2008,00:22
I'll add gifview to my "float" list and see if that fixes it.
Posted by curaga on Mar. 06 2008,13:40I've only tested under Jwm and Xfce. Sorry to hear it isn't usable with tiling ones.