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The online converter is a perfect tool for converting GIF to WebM for free. It lets you change the format of your files in just a few clicks. You can also use a desktop media converter from Movavi.

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How to convert GIF to WebM on Windows and Mac with Movavi

Ben Jacklin Edited by Ben Jacklin

Both GIF files and WebM files are popular files for video and WebM can even carry audio. It is relatively simple to change one file type to the other using simple conversion platforms.

Movavi Video Converter is a great way to change GIF to WebM files quickly and easily. The program can handle hundreds of different file formats and devices, so you can convert .gif to .webm, but also many other file types that contain images, video, and audio. You can even do some basic editing with Movavi Video Converter. Movavi is known for being one of the fastest of all video editing and converting options.

There is also a free online tool from Movavi so you can convert GIF to WebM online, though it is not as in-depth as the desktop Movavi Video Converter. With the free conversion, you don’t have the ability to edit the video, for instance. But this GIF-to-WebM converter online can be a great option if you need to convert a single file.

Let’s look at how to convert GIF to WebM files with Movavi Video Converter.

Step 1. Install the GIF-to-WebM converter

Launch the downloaded .exe or .dmg file depending on your device (Windows or Mac) and follow the on-screen instructions to run through the full install process.

Step 2. Add your files to the program

Click Add Media, choose Add images, and pick the GIF you wish to convert. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop the files into the program and it will recognize the file format automatically. Also, unlike the online converter, our desktop software can process a whole batch of larger files at a time.

Step 3. Choose the video format

Open the Video tab, choose the WebM preset group, and find the appropriate preset. If you want to change the frame size or bitrate of the output video, this is where you can do so by clicking the Cogwheel.

Step 4. Convert GIF files to WebM

By default, the converted video will be saved to the Movavi Library folder. You can select a different target folder by clicking the Save to button. To convert GIF to WebM, hit the Convert button.

GIF vs. WebM

Comparison parameter

GIF

WebM

Developer

CompuServe

Initially On2, Xiph, and Matroska, then Google

Initial release

1987

2010

File extension

.gif

.webm

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Summary

WebM files can be seen as more flexible and can be auto-played in browsers using HTML5 elements that aren’t supported by GIF files. WebM files also support audio, which cannot be carried within a GIF file. With Movavi, converting one file type to the other is simple, as well as hundreds of other file types besides.

Frequently asked questions

GIF vs. WebM: Which is better?

GIF or WebM: which of these files is better? Of course, all file formats have their own pros and cons, but it is worth establishing the difference between the two.

While both files are widely used, and GIFs have become known for their ability to contain moving images files, and being shared widely on social media, WebM is arguably a superior type of file. They allow more data in smaller file sizes and extra capabilities, including the capacity to carry audio data as well as image and video. The fact that you can convert GIF to WebM for free means so many people are updating and upgrading or even adding audio to WebM files.

How do I convert GIF to WebM with VLC?

The VLC media player is another option for converting WebM to VLC:

  1. Download and install, then open the VLC player from the Start Menu.

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  2. In the Menu bar, open Media and then click Convert/Save.

  3. Click on the Add button and navigate to the GIF file you want to convert.

  4. Click the Convert/Save button to start the process.

  5. Select the WebM format from the Profile dropdown menu.

  6. In the next window, under Destination, click the Browse button and navigate to a folder to save the file, and choose the file name and extension.

How do I convert GIF to WebM with FFmpeg?

Some people find FFmpeg confusing as you have to use some very basic code and commands, but this is not a problem for most people. The code is incredibly simple. Here’s how to make the conversion using FFmpeg:

  1. Download and install a build of FFmpeg. There are numerous versions but all will be able to convert GIF to WebM.

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  2. Search in the Start menu (on Windows) for the command prompt opening up the command window.

  3. Type your command. To convert a .gif file to .webm, you can use this command: ffmpeg -i file.gif -c vp9 -b:v 0 -crf 40 file.webm
    This allows you to dictate the input file, output, bitrate, and quality.

  4. Run the command. The new file should appear in the specified output folder.

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