I am trying to make Beamer class with animations inside. This is my current code. It adds simply one frame, with animation made of 75 png frames named "out-0.png" to "out-74.png".






First I tried running the code on Overleaf editor, using pdfLaTeX as compiler - the code itself worked, however later I need to add few huge animations, and Overleaf simply times out. I tried downloading project onto my computer, and compile it with pdfLaTeX installed with Miktex (pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.22 (MiKTeX 21.6)). This time, compiler shows this error:

! Package animate Error: None of the files
(animate)                `wylot/out-0.eps',
(animate)                `wylot/out-0.mps' or
(animate)                `wylot/out-0.ps'
(animate)                could be found.
(animate)                Wrong file type? Mis-spelled file name?.

See the animate package documentation for explanation.

How can I repair this, why does animate not allow png file here?

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    are you sure that you used pdflatex and not latex? Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 13:10

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Alright, it was the fastest answered question of my life. I indeed used latex, and not pdflatex - I was confused because both commands showed the same "This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.22 (MiKTeX 21.6)" after running them, but using command pdflatex instead compiled successfully. Thank you.

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