How to Convert Video to GIF in Linux [Terminal and GUI Methods]

Animated GIFs are everywhere on the internet. From blog posts to social media GIFs can be used in a humorous as well as explanatory way. .

Even on Its FOSS we use GIFs to show a certain step in action. It is better than still images and shorter than loading a video.

In this tutorial I will show you how to convert a video clip to GIF. Ill discuss both.

FFmpeg is a video and audio converter that can also grab from a live audiovideo source. It can also resize video on the fly without compromising the quality.

FFmpeg is a powerful tool and can be used for various scenarios if you are curious here is the official documentation. We also have a good collection of ffmpge usage examples.

In this example I will use the Linux Mint 20 new feature presentation video. I downloaded the video from YouTube using youtube-dl and then I trimmed the video to get the first 5 seconds.

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