Animation don't play in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by duwhat, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. duwhat

    duwhat New Member

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    Hi,

    I have enjoyed downloading, creating, and saving .gif animations in XP using Adobe ImageReady for several years now.

    None of the animations I have saved will play in Windows 7 unless they are opened in ImageReady. They simply open as a single gif image. Except in Windows Live Photo Gallery there is a gadget at the bottom that allows the displayed image to be advadced one frame at a time.

    I have forgotten what program in Windows XP opened and played my animations. Should Windows 7 be able to play them without anything extra?

    Thanks Much, Harold
     
  2. duwhat

    duwhat New Member

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    Sorry. Just figured out IE was playing animation in the past. Set it as default for animations and all is well again.

    So why did I have to do this with 7 when XP did it without user help and assistance? Never mind. I understand there is no aswer to this and many other questions of life.
     
  3. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Welcome to the forums :)
    Glad you've managed to fix the problem yourself.
    In IE8 in Windows 7 by default, animations are selected to auto play, so it must have been something manually changed after Windows 7 was installed, whether you did it without realizing it or was inherently caused by a program
    Either way, it's sorted now. Cheers!
     
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    duwhat New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the reply.

    I have only had this computer with Windows 7 for about 3 weeks but I have been loading it back up with lots of software so there was certainly a chance for something to go awry.

    I did unpin IE from the taskbar. Maybe that caused the problem. Anyway, fixed. Thanks, harold
     

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