APNG Support

External Issue #105825


Apr 27, 2014
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Reported by 10 people

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Expected Results:

PNGs with animated content display the animation.

Actual Results:

Firefox 28 – SUPPORTS


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “IPBS P.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

      Changed Assigned To from “IPBS P.” to “Imran A.”

      Changed Status from “By design” to “Won’t fix”

      Changed Status from “Won’t fix” to “External”

    • Some news:


      • Feature request #106865 was WONTFIXed.
      • APNG is not listed in the Platform Status page.

      Maybe reconsider adding support, in light of cross-browser support?

      In any case, could APNG support be added (maybe as “Not currently planned”) to the Platform Status page?

    • Chrome 59 supports APNG. So, Edge is the last browser which doesn’t have support APNG. As always, Edge is the last.

    • This is beyond tiresome. I can sort of understand why MS wouldn’t want to add .WebP as its a Google controlled codec meant to undermine MPEG LA.

      But .apng would be useful on social media. Because right now everyone is making independent work arounds basically wrapping video files into containers like Imgur and their .gifv that’s basically an .mp4. They also support .webm just like Gfycat. Gfycat will use .webm with a .gif fallback. And because I use Windows Mobile 10 phones and I can’t even say screw it because it will affect my use as well.

      Come on Microsoft, this format has been around for years. Its time to add it in.

    • Any news on this?

    • Add support to this codec, because of global gif replacement. It looks only Microsoft is behind other modern browsers. It has support for more colors and performance optimization potential.

    • There’s a suggestion on uservoice for this: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/6513393-apng-animated-png-images-support-firefox-and-sa

      But we’re not getting a response there, other than a dot…

      It says "Under review", but is it really under review? Can we get a better response than this?

    • Helloooooow… Anybody there? All browsers support this, except for Edge…

    • Please support APNG and SMIL latest version on Next Windows 10 Update or please make Edge as dependent app in Microsoft store to make updates faster. edge is great but support of modern W3cC standard as fast as possible is crucial.

    • There is really no reason not to add PNG support.

      Edge maybe wasn’t even created to compete with other browsers. Just another half-hearted attempt by Microsoft, with the unusual situation that someone actually put in the effort to make it decent, at least initially. (Print CSS support is still wildly poor, as well.)

    • APNG support, that is.

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