flv to gif

Convert your videos online from flv to gif for free. You can select multiple formats to convert your videos.

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or drag & drop here. The files supported are avi, flv, gif, mp4, mkv, mov, mpeg, swf, ts, vob, webm, wmv

flv

FLV format is designed for Flash Video. Flash Video is a container file format used over the internet for Adobe Flash Player version 6 and newer. There are two Flash Video formats, one is FLV and the other is F4V. Adobe flash support both FLV/F4V and was developed by Adobe Systems. FLV was originally developed by Macromedia. In the early 2000s FLV was the standard video format for streaming over the internet. FLV based videos are typically encoded with Sorenson Spark or VP6 video compression formats. Apple iOS devices do not support the Flash Player plugin -- thanks Steve Jobs. So FLV is probably not the ideal format for using on social media sites that are primarily mobile optimizied.

gif

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format and is a bitmap image format. GIFs were initally released in 1987 on June 15th. The reason this format is so popular is because of it's portability on the internet. It supports animations and a separate palette of up to 256 colors for each frame. You may know GIFs today as the main medium for many popular online memes. While GIFs don't support audio or long video files, they might be a good format to convert a video into if you're trying to make a short GIF based meme that loops itself. You can also edit clips inside the Motionbox editor to make cool GIF based memes.

How you can convert flv to gif

  1. 1. Upload Your flv file

    Simply drag and drop your flv file within the upload zone above. Alternatively you can click the big blue button that says "Upload File". If your file is not of flv type, then the system will automatically detect the file for you.

  2. 2. Select gif as your conversion format

    Once your flv video is uploaded (it doesn't have to be flv, we will automatically detect the format if it's different), you will see a progress bar.

    In a matter of seconds (typically) you will see the video, with it's metadata on the right. At the top of the metadata you will see a format dropdown button. The default will be gif, but you can change the format on the fly, once you're happy, you can click the convert button.

  3. 2. Download your gif file

    Give it a few minutes to convert your flv file into gif (or which ever formats you have defined). Depending on your settings and the output format it could take a moment.

    Be patient on this step, you can enter your email if you would like to get a downloadable link when it is ready. This is nice if you need to leave and get a link while on the go. When it's done you will have a free gif file that you can download with no strings attached. If you would like to edit the video, then Motionbox has an awesome video editor for you.

Motionbox video converter illustration on how to use our flv to gif converter
Motionbox video converter illustration on why you should use our flv to gif converter

Why should you convert flv to gif

  1. 1. Compatibility

    Depending on your purposes a flv file may need to be converted to a gif file for compatibility purposes.

    Your file might not be supported by the device you are trying to add the file to. The Motionbox video converter tool is the perfect solution to make your files compatible with what ever device you are trying to upload your video on.

  2. 2. Social Media

    The pefect example is social media, typically the best format is MP4 (with H.264 or H.265 codecs) for sites like Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, YouTube, etc. So if you are converting your flv file for social media, we recommend MP4but you are free to convert it to {converter[1]} if you know what you are doing.

  3. 2. Easier Video Editing

    We highly encourage you to try our amazing video editing tool -- it's free. Since Motionbox is browser based we have found some issues with uploading MOV videos, so one thing you can try if you have issues with MOV is to convert it using our free converter.

    Then afterwards you can click "edit video" after the conversion process to import the video directly into our tool.

    This is not exclusive to MOV files, you can take flv files and convert them to gif or any other imaginable video formats out there. Generally your best bet will be MP4 for our editor, and for other tools/apps.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I convert flv to gif quickly?
    It's as simple as uploading your flv file, or letting us automatically detect your file. Then you can press convert, choose gif which is the default for this page, or you can change it to one of the other supported formats. Lastly press convert and wait a moment.
  • Is it free to convert flv to gif?
    It is 100% free to convert your flv file, or which ever video file you would like to convert. All that we ask is you try out the Motionbox video editor after you convert and to spread the word if you like it.
  • Why use Motionbox to convert my flv files?
    Typically we run into issues ourselves where certain files are not the correct format for the software we want to use and need to convert them to a much more suitable format. Motionbox is the perfect video converter to help you re encode your flv file into a new container type that is more suitable for your needs. Typically MP4 is your best output format if you are trying to use within Motionbox or on Social Media sites like Instagram or Twitter.
  • Is it possible to edit my flv file with Motionbox?
    Personally I would recommend you use MP4 videos within Motionbox as some formats are not supported by Chrome or other major browsers.
  • Is it legal to convert flv to gif
    Converting flv to gif in itself is not illegal. However if the flv file contains material that has copyrights, and you are redistributing it without consent it can be illegal and is up to you to be responsible for handling the rights on the media you decide to upload.
  • Will I be able to compress my flv file
    We have settings in the converter step that allows you to tweak some settings which will enable you to compress your flv file as it gets encoded into a gif file. These are technically advanced settings, but the compression should be straight forward.

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