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How To Convert A Video Into GIF Animation Format For Free

Do you want to create a gif animation from a video file? I was surprised to find that there is no easy solution for this on the internet. Most software that support this type of conversion are commercial software and are not free. Movie To Animated GIF Converter is a free cross-platform portable tool that can convert your video file into gif animation instantly. It currently supports videos from two formats: Avi and Mpeg.

As the name says, you can convert the whole movie(in avi format) into gif format easily. To test it out, I converted a whole 700mb movie into gif animation. To begin, just go to File and select Open Movie. Now mark the points between which you want to save the animation sequence, you can mark the points using the track bar and the Start/End buttons given at the sides of the track bar.

movie to animated gif

Once you have marked the points, click Export and select Export To Animated GIF from the list. You can choose to either resize the animation to 50% or leave it as original, resizing will obviously reduce the file size.

saving movie to gif format

Conversion will take a little time depending on the length and size of the video.

animated gif export

The output result is stunning, you can check the quality yourself by going here. Enjoy!


  1. Works wonders! I love this. It’s so much easier and good use for people who don’t have photoshop 😀

  2. doesn’t work, every time i try to export as gif it starts loading and then an error message appears and the program closes. every. single. time.

  3. I downloaded it and tryed to make a gif, it worked, but then there’s thing black spot for like 5 seconds after the real gif? :S

  4. Just wanna say thank you for the information that you have been shared on this site. Simple but very informative. Hoping that you could give more other information about this.!

  5. Yeah, could there be a way for ubuntu users ? Because the quality of the gif and the easy steps to achieve it are really appealing.

  6. it would be great if it works well, i like playing games, and sometime i would like to copy the interface of the scene, next time when i playing GAMES i would try this software.

    It doesn’t have a Ubuntu, Debian or any Linux installers.
    on further note you could install wine and test to see if it works.

    my test….
    wine-1.1.42=not working.

    I’m not game to try and install wine1.2 or wine1.3 atm as the wine im runnning seems to work for alot of the things i need. But if you do try and get it working please tell me which version of wine you got it to run in.

  8. You can try Cucusoft DVD and Video Converters Suite which includes Cucusoft Ultimate DVD and Video Converter Suite. It is the best all-in-one DVD and video conversion software converts DVDs and videos to play on almost any portable device including iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, video capable MP3 players, video capable mobile phones, and Pocket P.C., etc.

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