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Old 08-29-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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How to view animated Gif files full screen from the command line


I am trying to find a simple/lightweight program that allows me to view animated Gif files full screen from the command line.

Hopefully i can just run it like so:

gifviewerprogram --fullscreen /home/user/image.gif

Or something like that. It has to run on some pretty old hardware (Pentium 200mhz). I'm running DSL linux on that computer and something that can be installed via "apt-get" would be great!

-Thanks for the help.
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If I remember correctly, in the times of Pentium 200 we used 'zgv' for viewing images.

apt-get zgv
Old 08-31-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, but I tried xzgv and it doesn't do animated gif's.
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Is it possible that ImageMagick has something like this?

Do you need something that works without X-Windows?
Old 08-31-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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Or maybe qiv, or xli...

Old 04-13-2014, 04:09 AM   #6
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use animate()

these built in commands are like functions system
 # animate -resize 1280x720 beingfractal.gif
i use a sharp aquos tv as a monitor, it interprets resolutions poorly, it claims hd but text is unreadable on 1080 unless you zoom the viewer to 720,
so i run it at 720 and zoom out depending on my needs,
work in the foreground is large text or zoomed out one step if i need to see how pieces fit together,
and things i only need to monitor are zoomed out to the smallest legible level

i run a ubuntu box on the computer attached to the monitor for what i tell myself is the hands off hardware integration, but kali linux got the most impressive results from the monitor
my laptops run slackware, my home projects, and gentoo, development on other projects

if your gif has incompatible dimensions with your monitor you can use convert,
if your system is unable to find convert you should find a tarball for ImageMagick
 # convert beingfractal.gif  -coalesce beingfractal.gif
 # animate -resize 1280x720 beingfractal.gif
this will overwrite.. to keep your original use a separate name for the out file parameter
 # convert beingfractal.gif  -coalesce beingfractal17.gif
 # animate -resize 1280x720 beingfractal17.gif
i have one of my desktops running a gif and when i need to think about something abstractly i can just flip to that desktop and look past my thoughts


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