Three Methods to Convert WEBM to Gif

Reviews of 3 WebM-to-Gif Converters

Last Updated on December 29, 2020 by Lucas Silva


If you happen to find a funny or eye-catching scene in a WEBM video and want to share it on social media, converting it into an engaging, funny and perfect loop gif is a good idea.

With a much smaller file size, which is perfect for mobile, an animated GIF is a perfect way to convey exactly what you mean and feel, or tell a story in a flash in every conversation.

If you want to make a GIF out of a sequence of funny Webm videos and share it or comment in Reddit, Tumblr or Imgur, etc, here are three easy ways to help you to convert WebM videos to animated gifs.

Method 1. Make Gif from WebM with WebM-to-Gif Converters

Wondershare Filmora is an excellent video editing tool with download function. It provides normal users with a friendly and clear interface as well as strong build-in features for experts. With affluent masks, effects and compositing methods, Filmora helps to create masterpieces. As the format of most videos you grabbed from the internet is WebM, let’s see how to convert WebM to Gif by Filmora in detail.

Step1. Download Filmora and install it, click ‘new project’ to start a new conversion project. Then, you can log into the wondershare account to make sure Gifs you are going to create with no watermark. The account icon is on the upper right corner of the interface.

Step2. The main interface of Filmora can be roughly divided into four parts. To import the WebM file, you only need to single click the icon in the middle of section one shown in the picture below or drag the file to this section. During the import process, Filmora will ask you whether to create a proxy file or not. The proxy file is a copy of your video with lower resolution and much smaller size, which can accelerate the editing process.

Step3. After the video is loaded, you can drag it to the timeline. By the toolbar above it, you can edit your raw video like trimming, splitting and rotating. Then you need to drag the timeline to set the start point and endpoint of the video you would like to convert into Gif. For Gifs, shorter is better because it can be loaded and played back faster with a smaller size. So please do not let your segment too long!

Step4. You can do more settings after getting the target segment. For example, by double-clicking the timeline, you can set the speed and brightness of the Gif.

Step5. Click the ‘export’ button above the timeline, you can see the pop-up like below. There are many export formats that can be chosen but here we set it as ‘Gif’. Apart from this, the resolution and frame rate of Gif should be set. Lower resolution and frame rate always bring smaller file size, faster loading speed and worse Gif quality. Thus, you may need to find the balance by multiple attempts.

Method 2. Convert WebM into Gif with ezgif.com

If you want a WebM to gif converter without installation, an online converter is a good option. ezgif.com allows you to import file by uploading local WebM file or pasting online video URL. Now let’s see how it works step by step.

Step1. Click the ‘video to GIF’ button, and then upload local video or paste URL of online video. The process may take a long time because of network speed. By the way, you can not upload a video over 100M.

Step2. When the video is uploaded, a pop-up with several options will appear, you can do some settings like start time, end time, frame rate and so on.

Step3. Click ‘Convert to GIF’ and just wait for the conversion. When the process finished, you can download the Gif.

Method 3. Convert WebM to Gif with FFmpeg

FFmpeg is A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. If you are a geek prefer work with command lines, FFmpeg’s clear and strong features will attract you. Its very easy to convert WebM to Gif with FFmpeg.

You only need to input a simple command: ffmpeg -I input.webm output .gif. Just replace ‘input’ as your WebM file name and ‘output’ as your Gif file name, press the enter key on your keyboard, the conversion will begin.

Of course, you can add more configurations in the command. For example, if you only need to convert a part of the video, you can try a command like below:

ffmpeg -t 5 -ss 00:00:10 -i input.webm output.gif

It means you want to convert the WebM file beginning at 10 seconds to a Gif with 5 seconds long. You can do more personalized settings by reading FFmpeg document at its official website or use the command: ffmpeg -h, some common options will be explained.

Conclusion

Above are three ways to convert WebM files into Gifs to meet different needs. Filmora can be a good choice for all users with its user-friendly interface, simple usage, and strong bonus features. Convert online is an installation-free way to convert but the speed can be very slow. Although FFmpeg holds strong features and clear usage, command-line usage is too difficult for normal users who are used to the graphical interface.

By the way, if you want to share Gifs on social media like twitter, please pay more attention to the file size or frame limit of these websites before conversion in case of duplicated work.