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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Gif Ninja is a great site for converting videos to gifs. I've used it several times and the gif always comes out great.
For Terminal lover
ffmpeg -i in.mov -s 600x400 -pix_fmt rgb24 -r 10 -f gif - | gifsicle --optimize=3 --delay=3 > out.gif
-r 10tells ffmpeg to reduce the frame rate from 25 fps to 10
-s 600x400tells ffmpeg the max-width and max-height
--delay=3tells gifsicle to delay 30ms between each gif
--optimize=3requests that gifsicle use the slowest/most file-size optimization
You need to install
brew install ffmpeg #if cask is not installed brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask #dependency for gifsicle, only required for mountain-lion and above brew cask install xquartz brew install gifsicle
Above instructions taken from gist: dergachev/GIF-Screencast-OSX.md
The following error occurred while installing the
brew linkstep did not complete successfully The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local Could not symlink include/libyasm /usr/local/include is not writable.
For this follow this answer
sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local/include sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local
The code above don't keep transparent layers. In order to do that, use:
ffmpeg -i in.mov -f gif -lavfi split[v],palettegen,[v]paletteuse out.gif
Gifski makes it very easy to convert a video to an animated GIF. You just drag and drop a video, optionally trim it, choose dimensions, frame rate, and quality, click "Convert", and then done.
Gifski is free, no watermark, and open source.
The benefit of an app over a web service is that the video stays on your computer.
Disclaimer: I'm one of the authors.
I've used "jiffy cat" with great results. http://gfycat.com/
http://www.gifrocket.com is an app for just that! Pretty simple app.
Gifify is a node-based converter which uses ffmpeg and imagemagick under the hood.
Installing on Mac:
brew rm --force --ignore-dependencies ffmpeg brew rm --force --ignore-dependencies imagemagick brew install ffmpeg --with-libass --with-fontconfig brew install imagemagick --with-fontconfig brew install giflossy npm install -g gifify
Now you can convert a video file with:
gifify clip.mp4 -o clip.gif
You can also set a start and end position in the video and add a text caption:
gifify clip.mp4 -o clip.gif --from 01:48:23.200 --to 01:48:25.300 --text 'nip!'
❗️ It can take several minutes for the conversion to complete even with smaller videos.
I was impressed by https://convertio.co/
I uploaded a
.mov, waited a few minutes, and downloaded a
.gif. No fee, no fuss, no watermarks.