Can't upload an optimized/compressed animated GIF

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New Member
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There was the start of a discussion on this subject in the past in this forum, but no response can be found.

I want to have a background video running on a panel in my site. Some static text would be in front. Because Shopify (and many browsers) don't seem to work properly with actual video (MP4) files, I've created an animated GIF instead.

The original animated GIF works okay, but doesn't load all that quickly. The trouble is that it's about 11MB in size! I've now run it through three online GIF optimizers that knock 40+% off of the size of each of the files. However, when I then try to upload and replace the file with any of the new compressed files, Shopify indicates that the file is corrupt and won't accept it!

Can anyone help me with this?

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Excursionist
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I'm having the exact same issue as this. Trying to upload a compressed GIF file and getting and error that the file is corrupt even though it works fine locally.

 

Did you ever find a resolution?  Can anyone from Shopify comment on this?

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Did Shopify accepts the GIF animations?

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New Member
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Ok I FINALLY figured it out:

 

1) upload your GIF to  https://ezgif.com/repair

 

2) select the Gifsicle unoptimize

 

3) upload to shopify!

 

You can do this after optimizing and it only adds about 4% :D

 

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New Member
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It worked, thank you so much!!

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New Member
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THANK YOU ! so much !!

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New Member
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Thank you so much! Works like a charm :)

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New Member
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Wow thanks so much, have been trying to get this to work for the past 24 hours and was just about to give up but... it WORKED! Phew.

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New Member
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It works! Thanks for the solution.

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Shopify Partner
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Incredible! Thanks!

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