Loop GIF animations 2
If I set a slideshow to switch images every 5 minutes and one of the images is a gif animation, it plays just once and then switched to the next image. This ruins the user experience as there is no chance for the family members to re-watch the animation, or show it to someone else.
The idea is to loop the animation for the same time you show static images. If I have a 20-seconds gif animation and 5-minutes slideshow period, you need to show the animation 15 times instead of just once.
As this changes the current behavior, maybe it is worth adding this as an option.
See the old discussion here: http://pixstar.uservoice.com/forums/38762-general-ideas/suggestions/9961779-loop-gif-animations
it is not easy to do this on video as it works differently.
also some users don’t want to look their videos. Adding an options to this makes the frame too complicated, it is already too complicated for some users and they complain.
Jarret Calmenson commented
Vitaly, couldn't you just make the GIF animation longer to match the interval?
Sure, you're the boss :)
I will be missing that option for videos, especially if you implement the Instagram videos feature I asked. There's no much difference between videos and gifs from the end user point of view, so it may be surprising for customers.
That's up to you :)
I will be happy to just get videos looped. Thanks for your prompt replies.
That sounds good to me. Maybe you should truncate the animation if it is longer than the interval, but in my case they will definitely be shorter.