animated gif

Asked by Sascha Thinius

Is it possible to watch an animated gif within the presentation mode of a Latex produced pdf-file??
Thanks Sascha.

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Benjamin Eltzner (b-eltzner) said :


as far as I (and the allmighty Google) know, gif is not supported by Latex. The default way to achieve animation in Latex is apparently the usage of the "animate" package and command. However, it seems that animations created in this way rely on functionality of Acrobat Reader that is not present in the Poppler library (underlying qpdfview), probably Javascript support. So as long as the Poppler library does not provide support for javascript, Latex animations will probably not work in any of evince, okular and qpdfview.

The relevant Poppler wishlist item is here:

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Sascha Thinius (sthinius) said :
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Best Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said :

Extending on the previous answer: Yes, qpdfview definitely assumes the contents of page to be static, so regardless of how the GIF is integrated into the PDF, qpdfview will not display it as an animation.

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Sascha Thinius (sthinius) said :

Thanks, so I still use this adobe-fukin-reader... .