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How to export video to gif animation?

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libervisco's picture
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Does anyone know of a program (Free Software for GNU/Linux of course) which can export a video file into a gif animation? Some of the videos I would like to export are in theora ogg format while some are mpeg avi's.

Any ideas?

Thank you

Whistler's picture
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I think gimp can make GIF

I think gimp can make GIF animations, but I don't think it will import video files. However you can still save the frames you want into image files and then use the GIMP.

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That's a good idea. Just

That's a good idea. Just exporting a few frames might be even better for what I want then a full gif video.

Thanks for the suggestion! Smiling

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you don't. you use MNG

you don't. you use MNG (motion network graphics, related to PNG), which is a free format without potential legal problems.

apart from that, no idea.

libervisco's picture
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But MNG is not supported by

But MNG is not supported by most browsers as far as I know. That includes Firefox.

And gif patent has expired.

a thing's picture
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MNG

MNG development sort of stopped.

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