[MPlayer-users] RE : Re: Creating animated gif thumbnails of movies

DaveG mplayer01 at dgmm.net
Wed Oct 24 02:18:15 CEST 2007

On Wednesday 24 October 2007, info at danielerossi.net wrote:
> For example in my file the color depth is supposed to be rgb24 but the
> quality in no more than a 8bit color depth.

GIF files are not capable of storing anything better than 8-bit, ie 256 
colours in an indexed palette.

You might try exporting the frames as individual png files then post 
processing through imagemagik to optimise the 8-bit palette on a frame by 
frame basis before re-assembling into a gifanim.


In particular, video to gif section here:


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