There are some good video and audio converters already available for Windows 10, that can convert audio to video and video to video, etc. But, when you have to make an animated GIF from a video file, then you need to look for some other tools. For those who want to generate GIF files from video files, we have created this list that covers some best free Video to GIF maker software for Windows 10. The output animated GIF won’t contain any type of watermark on it, which is good.
Video to GIF maker software for Windows 10
This post includes fivefree Video to GIF converter software. These are:
- Video to GIF Converter
- VLC Media Player
- Free GIF Maker.
Let’s check these tools.
1] Video to GIF Converter
Video to GIF Converter is one of the best options to turn a video into an animated GIF. It provides custom sizes or resolutions for output GIF, lets you set frame rate, aspect ratio, loop animation, etc. You can also preview the input video on its interface before converting that video. Also, it can convert videos to GIF files in bulk. The feature to merge output files as a single animated GIF is also there.
Use this link to get this tool. After installation, open its interface and use Add File drop-down option to insert input video files or an entire folder containing your videos. It supports 200+ video formats so you will be able to convert almost any popular video format file to GIF.
Once the videos are added, the output format and output folder are set automatically. Still, you can change them using the options present on the bottom part of its interface. For output format as GIF, you can also click on Settings to set resolution, frame rate, etc. When everything is set, use the Convert button, and it will provide the GIF files.
bomi is an open-source media player. It comes with various features like take a snapshot from video, play Blu-ray, DVD, online file, make a video clip from a large video, rotate a video, keep the video on top of other applications, etc. The feature to convert video to GIF is also present. You can also set a start and end range that is handy to extract only a part of the video as an animated GIF.
Click here to open its homepage and get this tool. To make GIF from a video, open its interface, access right-click menu, and then use the Open option or simply drag-n-drop a video file to add it. Many formats like DIVX, AVI, FLV, MPEG, MP4, etc., are supported. When the video is added, access the Advanced window. The path is:
Right-click menu > Video > Make Video Clip > Advanced
In that window, set options like range, output folder, file name, size, output format as GIF, etc. Finally, press the Start button. It will process the video and generate the output GIF.
3] VLC Media Player
This might come as a surprise to you, but yes, the very popular VLC Media Player can also convert a video to an animated GIF. Though the process is not straightforward, it is very easy to use. VLC lets you convert full video to GIF or a part of a video to GIF.
To use VLC to create an animated GIF from a video, you first need to extract a part of that video by recording it or you can record the full video. After that, end the recording.
Finally, you can convert that recording to GIF using the available options in VLC.
QGifer has a couple of features that make it a bit more useful than other videos to GIF maker software. It lets you add an image or object from one frame to a particular frame. You can also add a custom text as a watermark to any part of the output GIF. MPG, AVI, OGV, and MP4 format videos are supported for conversion. You can also preview the input video along with the changes you make to it.
It also lets you set frames (start and end) to get only a specific part of a video as an animated GIF. If you want, you can also convert the entire video to an animated GIF. Other options like set FPS, enable loop, set margins, brightness, saturation, etc., can also be used.
Here is the link to its homepage. After installation, open its UI and add a video using the Program menu or Open video icon. When the video is added, you can use the left sidebar and upper menu to set options related to the output. At last, use the Extract GIF button to get the output and save it to a folder of your choice.
5] Free GIF Maker
Free GIF Maker (by DVDVideoSoft) is also a very good option here. This tool lets you convert a full video to GIF or you can mark start and end selections and get only that part as GIF. It supports MKV, MP4, WEBM, FLV, WMV, and many other video formats to add an input video. The video preview feature is also available.
This tool also comes with other options. For example, you can set GIF looping to 5 times, 15 times, forever, change GIF speed to 10%, 100%, etc., and set the output size.
This link will open its homepage. After installation, open it and add a supported video using the File menu. Now you can play with options present on the bottom part of this tool. In the end, use Create button. It will begin the conversion and then store the output GIF in a default folder.
Hope you like these video to GIF maker tools.
You might want to also take a look at this list of some of the best Free Software Downloads for Windows 10 PC.