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    Question Video->Animated Gif?

    Question: Is there any software out there for ubuntu that converts video into animated gifs?

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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajhunter View Post
    question: Is there any software out there for ubuntu that converts video into animated gifs?
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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    Automatically?

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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJHunter View Post
    Automatically?
    Flash.

    Oh wait, you wanted linux.

    Oh wait, you wanted automatically.

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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    Why would you want to, GIF is awful, it only supports 256 colours, and produces much larger files. Codecs like h264, or even Theora produce much better quality with a much smaller file size.

    If its for the web, use a flash video player like Flowplayer, at least until HTML5 is standardised.
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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    Quote Originally Posted by hessiess View Post
    Why would you want to, GIF is awful, it only supports 256 colours, and produces much larger files. Codecs like h264, or even Theora produce much better quality with a much smaller file size.

    If its for the web, use a flash video player like Flowplayer, at least until HTML5 is standardised.
    Animated Avatar?

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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psumi View Post
    Animated Avatar?
    Maby, but in that case doing it manually with GIMP wouldn't be too difficult.

    video -> ffmpeg convert to image sequence -> GIMP -> animated GIF.
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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psumi View Post
    Animated Avatar?
    EXACTLY! That, and just to have an animated gif of what I want.

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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    softwares can't crawl into your brain to figure out exactly what you want, so this is as automated as it's going to get

    cut out the frames you want with avidemux
    open the frames as layers in gimp

    resize, crop, whatever you want (put '(XXXms)' into the layer title to change how long a frame will be displayed)

    you can view the animation in gimp with filters>animation>playback
    if you're finished, optimize the image with filters>animation>Optimize(for gif)

    save the optimized file as gif. gimp will ask if you want to save it as a flat file or animation
    Last edited by fromthehill; March 19th, 2010 at 09:53 PM.
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    Re: Video->Animated Gif?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJHunter View Post
    EXACTLY! That, and just to have an animated gif of what I want.
    Too bad you can't have animated avatars on this forum unless you're staff.

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