Convert MP4 to GIF
With our free online converter, you can convert mp4 files to gif as well as a variety of other formats.
Converting your mp4 file to gif is easy with these steps.
Converting your gif file to mp4 is easy with these steps.
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Converting mp4 to gif
MPEG-4 Video File
🔵 Microsoft Windows Media Player
🔵 VLC media player
🔵 Eltima Elmedia Player
🔵 Apple QuickTime Player
🔵 Apple iTunes
MP4 is one of the popular digital multimedia formats. The original name is MPEG-4 Part 14. It is one of the most versatile digital multimedia formats because it can play both video and audio files.
Besides, you can use MP4 file formats for many other purposes, such as streaming over the Internet and storing still images.
The characteristics of MP4 files include but are not limited to:
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How to create and how to open an MP4 file
You can create an MP4 file by recording video with your device or by using certain software.
You can also use various converters to convert videos to MP4 file formats.
How to Open an MP4 File
Almost all the video players open an MP4 file because MP4 is a standardized digital file format.
You can open an MP4 file in several ways, such as using either the Windows Media PlayerorVLC Media Player.
Some of the others that can open the MP4 file are QuickTime (for macOS), MPlayer, VLC Media Player, and X Codec Pack.
Which other formats MP4 can be converted into and why
MP4 is widely used as a video file format because of the efficient video compression scheme that prevents data loss when converting.
Besides, you can use a lot of tools to seamlessly convert your MP4 file to another file format. Some of the popular video formats are:
MP4 is supported by almost any device that is able to play video. However sometimes a user might need to convert it to another format. MKV is well known for being able to store a huge amount of information like dozens of audio streams and subtitles. WMV format provides better compression than MP4 does.
|Developer||🔵 Moving Picture Experts Group|
CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format
🔵 Adobe Photoshop
🔵 Apple Preview
🔵 Corel Paint Shop Pro
🔵 Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
|Description||🔵 GIF, Graphics Interchange Format, is one of the most popular bitmap image formats on the World Wide Web, allowing you to share images. It also supports transparent views of various animations. Such files are used to develop web advertising with sequentially changing pictures and the graphics shell of video files. They use scan-line images with the depth parameters up to 256 colors of the RGB palette. The process of compressing files in GIF does not affect the quality in any way, as there is no loss because of the compression technique. Due to this, it is possible to convert to other formats while preserving the original image properties. Many applications open the extension to view and process images and video content installed on PCs and mobile devices regardless of OS.|
|Technical details||🔵 The format was developed by Compuserve specialists, especially for its use in the web environment, which provided broad public access to data on such files. The extension uses the LZW algorithm to carry out a parallel process with the removal of segments containing insufficient information. This ensures the preservation of high-quality pictures. Thanks to the Lempel-Ziv-Welch algorithm, the format handles graphic files with repeating sections well, particularly images with a large number of single-color pixels horizontally. Interlaced data storage is also possible. Scan-line data is compressed to the smallest size. Reducing the number of colors required to create an image is provided by removing shades unnecessary to perform this process. The range of available GIF colors is from 2 (black and white) to 256 while reducing the number of colors leads to a decrease in the file size.|