How to convert GIF to WebM on Windows and Mac with Movavi
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
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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:
Download and install, then open the VLC player from the Start Menu.
In the Menu bar, open Media and then click Convert/Save.
Click on the Add button and navigate to the GIF file you want to convert.
Click the Convert/Save button to start the process.
Select the WebM format from the Profile dropdown menu.
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:
Download and install a build of FFmpeg. There are numerous versions but all will be able to convert GIF to WebM.
Search in the Start menu (on Windows) for the command prompt opening up the command window.
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.
Run the command. The new file should appear in the specified output folder.
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