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#1 PoundSake

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 03:36 AM

Hello folks,
 
My query is regarding gfycat.com . If any one knows about this site, they are converting bigger videos into short gif files. My query is about whether its a programming concept by website behind all this or they are using any software for this. If its a software then where can I get it online paid or free.I really want urgent can you help me out. I am working on one of my site for which I need same function with more addons. Any useful info. on this site will also be welcomed.
 
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#2 Blimp

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 04:06 AM

What they're more than likely doing is taking your file, then processing it via back end software and giving you the response.

 

It's not something that can be explained over a simple post, though, as you're talking a fairly complex process to decode the video, then encode it as a GIF.

 

You'll need to look for software along the lines of https://www.ffmpeg.org/as this will take command line args to create a many known file formats. 



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Posted 23 December 2014 - 04:11 AM

What they're more than likely doing is taking your file, then processing it via back end software and giving you the response.

 

It's not something that can be explained over a simple post, though, as you're talking a fairly complex process to decode the video, then encode it as a GIF.

 

You'll need to look for software along the lines of https://www.ffmpeg.org/as this will take command line args to create a many known file formats. 

Are you sure this will help me and how you know gfycat.com is using this software or similar to this software. Please let me know. 



#4 WingedPanther73

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 05:16 AM

It is extracting frames from the video and putting them into a GIF. ffmpeg is ONE of a few tools that can do this, but it's pretty much the defacto tool on Linux systems.

 

The reality is it is non-trivial to do this, and they probably have some custom utilities written to help with this process, though it seems likely that ffmpeg or a similar tool is part of that process.


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#5 BlackRabbit

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 05:45 PM

Yes, as they said, it's a customized back end script over some tool like ffmpeg.

 

If you want it "quick" , forget it, it takes time to prepare such service.






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