Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF

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Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don’t want to spend time downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter?

Here’s a an easy-to-use trick: just add “GIF” to the beginning of the URL. After “www.” and before “youtube.com”

Like so:

gif.

So, for example, you’d turn:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

into:

www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

and hit enter.

This isn’t an official YouTube service so there may be some issues down the line but it’s a great, fun tool.

This is a side project by the team behind the super GIF-centric messaging app Glyphic.

One catch: in the current build, you can set the start time and GIF duration, but you can’t get super precise about it. If you want frame-by-frame control for that sweet, sweet perfectly timed loopage, you’ll probably want something like GIFGrabber or GIFBrewery

via HackerNews

 

 

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