webp support is necessary

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dmtn
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webp support is necessary

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the classic version, should support webp (animated or not) formats.
as a image viewer, the MP version is too huge. the light weight classic is perfect, but webp not well supported...
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Re: webp support is necessary

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dmtn wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 1:37 pm the classic version, should support webp (animated or not) formats.
as a image viewer, the MP version is too huge. the light weight classic is perfect, but webp not well supported...
have tried the webp plugin, but it does not work.
set xnview classic as the default viewer, double click a static webq image returns the explorer --- this should be resolved by xnview classic, but not by working with registry. animated webp cannot be opened at all
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Re: webp support is necessary

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if you drag&drop a webp to XnView's icon, is it working?
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Re: webp support is necessary

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xnview wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 2:02 pm if you drag&drop a webp to XnView's icon, is it working?
in most cases, not working, both win10 and win11
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Re: webp support is necessary

Post by MikeMuc »

Dear Pierre,

when drag&droping a file on the XnView classic Icon nothing happens.

I'm working with XnView classic 2.51.4 version.

When having the XnView classic opened with showing the content of a directory and displaying the page with big Preview pictures and the Preview pane
- for *.gif *.jpg *.png etc you can see all Miniature pictures and of course on the bigger Preview pane
- you can see the Miniature picture for *.webp, but nothing on the Preview pane
- you can't see any Miniature picture for *.gifv, but the animation on the Preview pane

- for movies like *.asx *asf, *.mov *.mpg (older formats) you can see a Minuature picture and can play the Movie in the Preview pane
- for *.mp4 you don't see any Miniature picture, nor anything at the Preview pane

Hope that helps.

Maybe some kind of manual could be written, how to
- turn on the Miniature picture for these newer (Google) formats
- turn on the animation, like for normal gif, or playing like for mpg etc

Because even if I put the GIFV or MP4 into the settings for Minuature / Preview etc - nothing happens for them.

Greetings
Mike
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Re: webp support is necessary

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and the webp are visible in XnView' browser?
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Re: webp support is necessary

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xnview wrote: Sun Oct 01, 2023 7:08 am and the webp are visible in XnView' browser?
you can see it, but cannot open it. you may try whatever webp (static or animated). sometimes, static webp cannot be opened either, animated webp cannot be opened at all.

really love this software, and hope this could be resolved.

for image viewer, lightweight is more welcome, not the MP version which is of somewhat terrible weight :( :(
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Re: webp support is necessary

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Please check the registry entries for webp
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Re: webp support is necessary

Post by WinnieW »

Thank you, Pierre, for providing updates for webp.
Please update the WebP plugin for XnView Classic available as separate download as well.