Animated Gif and Properties

Good morning all,
I am currently working with animated gif and I have some problems.

  1. Why are some gif convertible to .mov and others not?
    -In fact SC does not offer it to me when I click on property
  2. The same non cenvertible gif are convertible into mkv, why?
  3. Does it make a difference to subsequent use with SC?
    Thank you for your help


I read somewhere that when using ffmpeg (as SC does), to convert animated gifs to mp4 or mov, the width and height of the gif have to be divisible by 2.

Is this perhaps the problem you are facing?
What are the dimensions of the animated gifs?

The dimensions of the animated gif are variable from 130x130 pixels to 700x700.
I tried with gif converted to mkv and it seems to work very well but not with those converted to mp4

Just tried it on SC, and indeed it does fail on some gifs.

You could always use ffmpeg directly.

For Windows:

For Mac and Linux:

The -vf “scale=trunc(iw/2)*2:trunc(ih/2)*2” part, ensures the divisible by 2 criteria.

Attached, the original gif and the resulting mp4. (79.4 KB)

Thank you for your help and answer,
Will I have to learn to use Ffmpeg which put me off
from the start, I’m just an average computer user, and I found Ffmpeg a little complicated for my understanding, at 84 years old I will have to brainstorm if my brain is not too damaged, I have some doubts
Fortunately there are tutorials from youtub and help on this reactive SC forum
Thanks again.

Glad to be of help.
There are probably some online converters that may be easier.
Provided of course, you are willing to put up with the barrage of adverts and suspect quality that is all too common with these kind of sites.

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