GIF YouTube Easily Converts YouTube Clips to Your Favorite Animated Format

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GIF YouTube is the YouTube-to-GIF converter we’ve all been waiting for… well, GIF lovers at any rate. It uses the ‘do one thing well’ mentality to very easily and effectively turn any YouTube video into an animated GIF of your choosing.

The best part of this converts is that it’s about as simple as it gets. No copy-pasting the YouTube video’s URL or using an extra application or extension. All you need to do is type “gif” before “youtube” in the URL and you’re on your way to creating your GIF: i.e. becomes

Once you’ve done that, you simply choose a start time, select the desired duration (up to 10 seconds) and you’ve got yourself a GIF that’s ready to share or save. Doesn’t get much simpler than that.

(via Lifehacker)

  • Shaina Kuiper

    Gif is a terrible, and dying format. The ability to only support up to 256 colors, at a gigantic file size is horrible.

    Webm however can support 60+ fps, several million colors (Plus alpha I think), while keeping the image at a tiny filesize. Also it supports audio.

  • bjolet

    That’s because webm is not an animated image format. It is a video format. The closest thing to a better gif is apng, which died out.

  • Shaina Kuiper

    Very true, but all browsers support webm as a streaming format. As far as I know, there wasn’t a single browser that natively supported apng, you required a special plugin.

    I really do look forward to webm being the norm for all streaming media on the internet.

  • bjolet

    I keep trying. It keeps not working. I’d say it’s still pretty buggy.