I'd like to convert a short gif-animation to a video so I can send it to a friend via WhatsApp. Do you know easy ways to accomplish that (e.g. codec etc.)? Best would be doing it on the device directly but I could do it as well on a computer.
If you're happy with a solution that you can use on a PC, then SuperUser.com has this: How do I convert an animated GIF to a YouTube friendly video format?
For an on-Android solution, none of the video coverters specifically mention this but as the ffmpeg library does support this (as seen in the SuperUser answer), apps like Video Converter Android or Media Converter and so on, being ffmpeg based, should be able to do it.
Just change the extension from .gif to .mp4 in your device and forward to anyone. Only thing is that the recipient needs to open it in gallery to see the animation.
I've tested this on Android 5.0.1:
- Install this app: Convert GIF to Video & Share
- Open the app and select the GIF you want to convert.
- Choose 3gpp video codec.
- Tap the convert button.
- Done. Now you can send the video through WhatsApp.
protected by Community♦ Feb 23 '16 at 19:23
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