The Gif Player is a simple Joomla plugin for playing and stopping the GIF images. To use this plugin, you should provide two image files per each GIF image:
1) Main GIF image
2) Another image file with the same name of the main GIF file
The second image is used for displaying the image before playing after stopping the GIF files and it is necessary to work this plugin. You should place the second image at the same path of the main GIF image. For example if the path to the main GIF file is : images/path/mypic.gif, another image should be in: images/path/mypic.png.(with the same name in the same path).
The plugin finds the GIF files automatically and replace them with the second image before playing and after stopping the GIF images.
Now we consider the plugin options:
Hover play: If yes, The GIF images will play on mouse hover without click.
Wait to load image: If yes, The GIF images will play after loading the images.
Preloading image type: The type of the preloading images (second images) that are shown before playing and after stopping the GIF files. It can be png or jpg or jpeg.
Label text: A text that is shown as the title of start button for playing the GIF files.
Height: Height for the images.
Width: Width of the images.
I created a new version (V2.0) for this plugin. In this version .jpg alternative images are created automatically in the same path that the main gif images are there and there is no need to create them manually.