A guide to using FFmpeg to create all the animated content you want.

Whether it’s for a website, a presentation, or sharing a fun clip with a friend on chat, you might want to convert a video to an animated GIF or animated WebP. Unfortunately, the visual tools for doing this vary by your operating system. Additionally, most conversion tools don’t support the WebP format, even in 2021. WebP is based on VP8, a relatively recent video codec standard compared to the GIF image format.

So, this guide is for those who are willing to learn a bit of terminal…

Matt Joseph

Engineer, photographer, innovator, explorer, reader. EM @google. Previously at @intersection_co and @bnymellon

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