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I want to put a .mov file I have as the background for a website. I am guessing the best way to do this would be to convert it to a .gif file but I can't find any programs that do it.

I have tried Handbrake, Graphic Converter and Gif Builder.

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A .mov file is a movie, do you want to have a movie as the background or just a specific frame/picture from the movie? –  patrix Sep 8 '11 at 20:09
    
I want the movie, like an animated background. It's not a particularly active clip, it's just a face going in and out of focus with a lot of white space around it which I'm planning to put the site's content in. –  sanjaypoyzer Sep 9 '11 at 12:31
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Gif Ninja is a great site for converting videos to gifs. I've used it several times and the gif always comes out great.

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Hm, just tried Gif Ninja and the gif outputted is very low resolution, probably less than 120px... Is there anyway to do this at a much better quality? Thanks very much –  sanjaypoyzer Sep 9 '11 at 13:00
    
@sanja And you're sure that the video you have is good resolution (just making sure)? I will continue to look around. –  daviesgeek Sep 9 '11 at 16:04
    
Yeap. I'm not sure how to check exact resolution but I'd say it's HD. It certainly looks like it is when it's fullscreen. –  sanjaypoyzer Sep 10 '11 at 11:50
    
Do Command-I. Somewhere in the info box should be the dimensions. What format is it in? –  daviesgeek Sep 10 '11 at 16:04
    
960X450 It's a .mov file. –  sanjaypoyzer Sep 11 '11 at 1:33
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I've used www.online-convert.com to convert Keynote-exported .mov files in to animated gifs. Quick and simple. And the results were good.

You can see the resulting GIF in the answer I gave to this question: How to partially uncover bullet points in Keynote

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