Looking For a 'Working' avi to gif converter

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  1. Mike

    Mike Veteran Veteran

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    I have downloaded some of these softwares, but it won't run and fail to upload. : (

    I found an alternative from cloud, but it requires me to upload avi - download gif - upload gif. I have to download because they only do storing for 1 day. Oh well .-.

    So yea, I'd like to save my conversion time, so I'm wondering if anyone knows any working avi to gif converter, I don't need HD quality or such, I just need them to be large and clear enough to display what's happening.

    Thanks. : )
     
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    ChaoticLapras A Noob Veteran

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    Can't you just open it up in a program (such as fireworks) and save as "filename.gif" (in the speech marks)?
     
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  3. Mike

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    Let me try that.

    Edit: adobe fireworks? .-.
     
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  4. Zoltor

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    Yea, you should beable to just open with any decent art program, and just save it as a Gif.
     
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    ffmpeg -> extract frames


    imagemagick -> combine frames into gif


    Most converters I've used did a terrible job and ended up destroying the quality.


    ffmpeg supports avi to gif, but I didn't like the results (maybe the options I set were wrong).


    Plus, free command-line tools, you can write a batch file once and re-use it for all avi's in the future. Especially if you're processing dozens of them you don't want to sit there and so tedious things like "open -> save as" when you can just run a script and let it do its job while you do other more useful things.
     
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  6. Mike

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    I found the combination of FormatFactory + HyperCam2 to be severe on quality wise (check my post on the game making drive), but speed wise is decent. : x

    I'll check that ffmpeg, thanks.

    @Zoltor

    I guess I have no decent art program. .-.
     
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