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GIF to MP4 (ffmpeg included)


Description

Little batch script package for windows that can help you clean some GBs on your hard disk by converting old GIF animations into much smaller yet still great quality MP4 animations.

Just drag any directory with old GIF files onto the script to have it do all the conversion for you so you can then delete those space eating GIF files and enjoy MOAR free space.

The package includes a current build of ffmpeg.exe so you don't need to download anything else or go searching fo the right version of ffmpeg that does not have GIF reading bugs. But any up to date version of ffmpeg should do fine, so feel free you download it yourself if you don't want to use the included executable.

As a bonus there is also a conversion script to convert webm files back to mp4, which may be useful if you viewing habits depend on whatever tool you are using support proper handling of MP4 files with previewing and stuff but doesn't work with webm format.



Comments

the_randomizer

Wow, this is awesome :D

the_randomizer posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Eternal_Realm

Could you make basically the opposite, a mp4 to gif converter?

Eternal_Realm posted 2 years, 10 months ago

aregeecs

Yes I could, but I will NEVER, as GIFs are fucking useless piece shit format that was crap the day it was invented and should have died out 10 years ago if any one of the fucking big browser comopanies had opted to implement the animation + transparency addendums for the JPG file format. Please NEVER make gif images ever again, use jpg/png/mp4/webm depending on your use case, but do not create new gif pests anymore.

aregeecs posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Eternal_Realm

@aregeecs Yeah, they are pretty bad, but gif is the only way to show a small animation on steam for example.

Eternal_Realm posted 2 years, 10 months ago

aregeecs

I suggest just link to external animation hosting site instead then until steam catches up with 2k16.

aregeecs posted 2 years, 10 months ago

maybe one day webm to mp4 and vice versa?

buttholebob posted 2 years, 6 months ago

also holy fuck this will be useful, many thankies

buttholebob posted 2 years, 6 months ago


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