GIF to WMV: Convert Video from GIF(Animated GIF) to WMV(Windows Media Video) with River Past Video Cleaner, GIF2WMV converter, conversion
Animated GIF is not
really a video format. It is a sequence of GIF frames stringed together. Due
to the 256-color limitation of GIF, the color is dithered. The compression is
not that great, so the file size tend to be large given the frame rate and resolution.
However, since GIF is supported by all web browsers without any add-on, it
is a great way to create small video thumbnails. Generally, the resolution should
be kept small (80x60, for example), the frame rate should be kept low (4 fps,
for example), and the duration should be kept under a few seconds.
Animated GIF is not really a video format. It uses 256-color GIF compression,
with low quality and relatively large files. It is not suitable for video playback.
However, since it is supported by all web browsers without any add-on's, it
is a great format for video thumbnails and should be used for this purpose only.
To convert from animated GIF to a regular video file, you need to have Apple
WMV stands for Windows
Media Video -- developed and controlled by Microsoft. WMV is a generic name
of Microsoft's video encoding solutions and doesn't necessarily define the technology
what it uses -- since version 7 (WMV7) Microsoft has used its own flavour of
MPEG-4 video encoding technology.
DivX video format is originally based on hacked
Windows Media Format 11 adds support for HD video up to 1080P. WMF 11 runs
only on Windows XP and Vista.
Additional information is available on Microsoft
Windows Media page.
Launch River Past Video Cleaner
Once River Past Video Cleaner is installed properly, launch Video Cleaner.
Click on the "Add File" button on the tool bar. The standard file open dialog appears. Select "GIF - Animated GIF (*.gif)" in its "Files of type" combo box.
Select the file you want to convert and click "Open". The file will be added to the conversion file list.
Note: To convert from Animated GIF files, you must have Apple QuickTime installed.
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Select output format
Use the setting panel on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the left of the "Output Format" label to expand the panel. Select "WMV - Windows Media Video" as the "File Type".
Note: To convert to WMV files, you must have Windows Media Format 9 runtime installed.
Change Video Settings
Click on the toggle to the left of the "Video Settings" label to expand the panel.
Select "Specify" under "Size" and/or "Frame rate" to enter the video resolution and/or frame rate.
You can change the compressor, quality, size, and frame rate of the video.
The encoding mode is set to by "Quality" by default. Higher quality setting will result larger file. To control the file size precisely, change the mode to "Constant bitrate".
The bitrate is in the unit of kbit/second. Use this formula to calculate the video size per minute:
Video size/minute (KByte/second) = bitrate / 8 * 60.
Change Audio Settings
Click on the toggle to the left of the "Audio Settings" label to expand the panel.
Select the audio compressor for the conversion. Depending on the compressor, you may also change the sample rate, channel (stereo or mono), bits/sample, and bitrate.
Select output directory
Expand the "Output Directory" panel. Use the "Browse" button to select an output directory.
Click the "Convert" button on the tool bar.
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