On Manjaro running Fluxbox, I don't seem to have an image viewer that can play animated GIF files.
I think that Gwenview can and I have it on my KDE system. But on a Fluxbox system I would like to avoid too many KDE dependencies.
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You can you use nearly any web browser, as they should play GIFs just fine.
If you'd like to avoid dependencies, you might also consider sxiv. It can play animated gifs using the
-a flag, and only depends on imlib2.
Gwenview, as I said, but that's not what I wanted.
gThumb can do it. It comes with few dependencies but looks alien in Fluxbox.
A less desktop-dependent solution is #2 under here:
Create a desktop file:
[Desktop Entry] Name=GIFview Exec=gifview -a %f Icon=gif Terminal=false Type=Application StartupNotify=true NoDisplay=true MimeType=image/gif
and put it into ~/.local/share/applications.
VLC/videolan should do fine and is available on most systems.