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Author Topic: I have the need to convert animated GIFs to AVIs  (Read 4712 times)

tinjaw

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I have the need to convert animated GIFs to AVIs
« on: April 10, 2007, 09:34:50 PM »
Thanks to some help on #donationcoder I created some animated GIFs to use as indicators that the computer was doing stuff. A percentage progress bar was not appropriate. So I created some spinning thingies to show the computer wasn't dead. Any way, it turns out AutoIt doesn't do animated GIFs, but it does do AVIs and with Auto3Lib I can do a multi-threaded splash-screen with an AVI. That would do what I need. So, I am looking for your choice for tools to do animated GIF to AVI conversions.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2007, 09:58:50 PM by tinjaw »

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Re: I have the need to convert animated GIFs to AVIs
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 09:48:57 PM »
this is good: GIF Construction Set, currently version 3.

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or this freeware: ImageToAVI

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Re: I have the need to convert animated GIFs to AVIs
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 06:29:59 AM »
I always like GIF Movie Gear myself and still use it quite often. No gimmics, just a program for animating GIFs.

My avatar was made using GIF Movie Gear.
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Re: I have the need to convert animated GIFs to AVIs
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 06:55:46 AM »
Ulead GIF Animator can do this. I have never tried it for this specifically, but it does support exporting as an avi, Quicktime, or mpeg.

It does a great job of exporting as .swf too (which I have used it for).

At about $50, the price is a bit steep for one time use....and the 15 day trial is a bit short for an evaluation period.



There is a freeware version from a long time ago (v.2). I am not sure it can export as .avi or any other video format. You can take a look and see if it does.

http://encoderx.co.uk/imageeditors/

Click the link at the top that says 'GifAnimator' to download. It's the last freeware version they released.

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Edited to include freeware edition info.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2007, 01:00:25 AM by app103 »

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Re: I have the need to convert animated GIFs to AVIs
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 04:44:51 AM »
Several screen capture programs are able to capture any motion in a region on screen to avi

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Re: I have the need to convert animated GIFs to AVIs
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 02:11:52 PM »
This isn't an area I know much about, but this site has been useful to others who need stuff converted.

http://media-convert.com/

Its also a good site for converting just about any other kind of file.
Its free, no ad or spyware.

Media Monkey comes highly recommended, you might have a look at it.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/product.htm