View Full Version : [ubuntu] Convert gif to any video format

August 22nd, 2011, 07:06 AM
Does anyone know how to do this? All the video editors I've found want to turn the gif into a one frame image. None of them want to keep it animated. I've tried finding a way to turn it into an avi or mpg, but i haven't had any luck.

August 22nd, 2011, 01:53 PM
If it's a well-made animated gif, this is going to be difficult. Open the gif in a graphics editor like GIMP, and you'll see the frames as separate layers. Animated gifs often use a differencing algorithm to remove all the redundant pixels in each frame. That means the intermediate frames won't usually be complete images.

If all the frames are complete, you can save the individual frames and see if a video animator will combine those.