Is there a way to set a gif/moving picture as the desktop background with Windows 8?

I have a gif that I would really like to set as my desktop background but everything i've tried just leaves the image still and I just can't get it to move. Is it even possible to do this on Windows 8?
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If I'm not mistaken, this was no longer possible after Windows XP, because XP used the Internet Explorer Active Desktop to render animated GIF wallpapers, whereas Vista/7/8 do not have Active Desktop.

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Last updated December 9, 2020 Views 178 Applies to: