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Is the Internet for anything other than animal videos?

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I was tasked with finding videos of animals doing funny things and converting them to a GIF for this assignment. The process was simple once I found a good source for some videos.

I started by using a program called youtube-dl, but I was unsuccessful with that method. YouTube makes it a bit hard to download their videos, it seems. So the next step was to try and find a reliable source to download some animal videos.

I found this great source. They have lots of stock photos and videos for free. The next step was to find a GIF converting program, I had some luck with this site in the past, and it proved to be pretty quick. I have found that compressing the GIF if you are going to host the image on your website is a good step.

Here are some of the sites I used for that.

  • This is an excellent site (it takes regular size files)
  • This one takes a little bigger size files
  • This one takes a gigantic file

I noticed that some of the videos I converted to GIFs ended up rather large. Do not be afraid to run the GIF through multiple converters; however, this will lower the video quality. As an alternative, this is an excellent site to host your GIFs then you can use the URL to link to your post!

I hope some of you found my process helpful in converting some videos!

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