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Is it possible to use gifs as wallpaper?

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MyName6
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Would be really nice to have some more life on my monitor. Is it possible to use gif as wallpapers the same way its possible to use pics as wallpapers (e.g. from your pc, but also from websites like imgur)? Can't seem to find a feature like that, but maybe I'm just missing it.

Thanks!
Mar 29, 2016  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It sure is! In the latest beta (https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta), choose the "My Videos" source, and then add your gifs. Note that we're still working out some issues with it, especially in Windows 7, so your mileage may vary :)
Mar 30, 2016  • #2
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Ixt
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OK, an individual GIF works fine as wallpaper when selecting "My Videos" as the source. The problem is when trying to use a folder with several GIFs and enabling the slideshow checkbox - unlike at videos (where it works as expected), at GIFs the option is being totally ignored by DisplayFusion (version Pro 9.6.1) and the first GIF simply stays on the screen idefinitely, regardless of the "Interval" setting and also regardless of the option "Ignore Wallpaper Timer".

Trying to move to the next image manually through the shortcut Ctrl-Win-R or through the context menu of DF has no impact either - the first GIF simply goes on cycling on the screen forever. Any solution for that in view?
Dec 26, 2019  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We'll do some testing on this after the holidays and see what we can find out here.

Thanks!
Dec 31, 2019  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@lxt: It seems to work ok for me. I have the interval set to 1 minute, and the "Ignore Wallpaper Timer" option disabled. I have one folder selected that has a bunch of gifs in it. Could you attach a screenshot of your settings?
Jan 7, 2020  • #5
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Sam Orrego38972
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I don't seem to have the option for 'My Videos' as a source. I am using the beta version aswell
Dec 2, 2020  • #6
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi Sam,

I'll attach a screenshot of the setting your looking for below.

Thanks!
• Attachment: My Videos.png [89,497 bytes]
My Videos.png
Dec 3, 2020  • #7
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V@no
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What about remote .gif images? Using "Load image from URL" only shows first frame.
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Actually even "My Videos" source doesn't play, it shows black screen
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Jun 11, 2022 (modified Jun 11, 2022)  • #8
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Only the "My Videos" source supports gifs. Are you using the codec mentioned in this guide? https://www.displayfusion.com/Discussions/View/my-videos-wallpaper-source-faq/?ID=0b20533d-7081-440d-9214-31c5e8de190a


Thanks!
Jun 14, 2022  • #9
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V@no
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Would Windows Media Player displaying video just fine be a good indicator that codec present and working in the system? If so, then, yes, codec is installed.
Jun 18, 2022  • #10
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If it plays in Windows Media Player it should work with the My Videos source as well. Do any other videos work for you?

Thanks!
Jun 20, 2022  • #11
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V@no
86 discussion posts
Actually no, it only shows black screen no matter what video file I've tried so far...
Jun 24, 2022  • #12
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
In the Windows Settings > Ease of Access, is "Show Animations in Windows" disabled?

Thanks!
Jun 24, 2022  • #13
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V@no
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Yes, that setting is disabled. With it enabled, the gif works. What's the reason for this restriction? (if no way remove the restriction, perhaps there should be a message displayed in the settings, informing that the video wallpaper will not work?)
Jun 25, 2022  • #14
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It sounds like Windows is seeing the video window we inject, as an animation. We can definitely add a warning in.

Thanks!
Jun 29, 2022  • #15
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