vlc plays only ONE frame of GIF, but not the sequence

Bug #1785047 reported by Vitaliy Kanev on 2018-08-02
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VLC media player
vlc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce

Open the provided GIF (see test.txt for the link)

Expected behavior

GIF sequence plays

Actual behavior

Only the first frame is played (a.k.a VLC considers this file as Legacy, single-frame GIF)

VLC version

vitalkanev@Doogle:~$ LANG=C vlc --version
VLC media player 3.0.2 Vetinari (revision 3.0.2-0-gd7b653cf14)
VLC version 3.0.2 Vetinari (3.0.2-0-gd7b653cf14)
Compiled by buildd on lgw01-amd64-005.buildd (May 15 2018 04:26:56)
Compiler: gcc version 7.3.0 (Ubuntu 7.3.0-16ubuntu3)
<warranty info snipped>
Written by the VideoLAN team; see the AUTHORS file.

"info.zip" contents

Снимок экрана_2018-07-31_18-24-31.png <== gthumb 3.6.1 playing this GIF
Снимок экрана_2018-07-31-18-27-46.png <== vlc plating this GIF
debug.log <== output of `vlc -vvv <gif file>`
test.txt <== link to the gif (because it is way too big)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: vlc 3.0.2-0ubuntu0.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-29.31-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Thu Aug 2 13:54:50 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-07-15 (17 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
SourcePackage: vlc
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Vitaliy Kanev (vitalkanev) wrote :
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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