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MiniTool Movie Maker 2.0: Convert AVI to GIF has never been More Easier

In many cases. You may have many movies or have downloaded some cool videos from the web which are in the format of AVI. And you like some part in these videos very much and want to capture the part from the video so as to create your remarkable forum avatar. Or ye tend to embed some AVI files to the web page. But it’s difficult to display AVI files on the website as you need some extra coding or additional plug-ins. So a much easier way is to create animated GIF from AVI.

Here in this post I will introduce two AVI to GIF converters for Windows – MiniTool Movie Maker and VLC media player.

MiniTool Movie Maker

MiniTool Movie Maker is a free and easy-to-use video converter. It can be used to convert AVI to GIF and vice versa. Aside from video conversion, it has lots of other features including merge, trim, split, color correction, text, titles, credits and so on.

This program supports three types of files: video, audio, photo. It allows you to add music to video, make photo slideshow and more. In addition to convert video to GIF, it’s also capable of converting FLV to MP3, MP4 to MP3, WMV to MP3, etc.

Now, let’s take a look at how to convert AVI to GIF with MiniTool Movie Maker.

Step 1. Download and install MiniTool Movie Maker on your computer.

Step 2. Open this software and click Full-Feature Mode or close the pop-up window to get its main interface.

Step 3. Once you’re here, you need to click on the Import Media Files to load the target AVI file from your PC. Then drag and drop the AVI file to the timeline.


Step 4. Loading GIF requires a good internet connection, so the AVI file is better less than 60 seconds. If the video length is too long, you can split it and remove the unwanted parts.

Split video: Drag and drop the playhead to the place you want to cut, and click on the scissor icon on the playhead to split the AVI file. Choose the video clip you want to delete. Then you need to right-click on the clip and select Delete to remove the necessary parts.


To learn more details about editing video, you may like: How to Edit MP4 – All Useful Tips You Need to Know.

Step 5. After deleting the unwanted video clips, it’s time to make GIF from this clip. Tap on the Export in the menu bar to go to the Export window.

Step 6. Select the GIF file format by clicking the Format box. Then you can enter the GIF file name, choose a save path and select a resolution option you like. After that, tap on the Export button to convert AVI to GIF.

Step 7. When the process is done, you will see a pop-up window. Choose Find Target to locate the GIF file you just made.

VLC Media Player

VLC is a professional media player. It’s free and open-source. This project plays all formats and works on all platforms including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android and iOS. It’s not just a media player but a video converter.

Additionally, it’s capable of customizing the skin of VLC and synchronizing subtitles. If your YouTube video has no subtitles, read this post to learn more: How to Download YouTube Subtitles – 2 Solutions.

Many people asked the same question of how do I make a GIF from video with VLC. Unfortunately, VLC can’t directly convert video to GIF. However, you can create a video clip with VLC and save the video as GIF.

Here’s how to convert AVI to GIF with VLC media player.

Step 1. Download and install VLC on your computer.

Step 2. Launch this project and import the AVI file.

Step 3. Pause the video when you want to record and click on View > Controls.

Step 4. Play the video and click the Record icon to start recording. Then tap this Record icon again to stop recording when you get the wanted video clip.

Step 5. To find the video clip, you need to choose This PC Videos.

Step 6. Open an AVI to GIF converter like Hnet, upload the video clip from Videos and convert it to GIF.

Apart from recording video, VLC allows you to download YouTube videos. To learn more hidden features about the VLC media player, see this post: 4 Hacks You Need to Know about VLC Media Player.

Or if you are using a Mac, you may want to read post Convert AVI to GIF on Mac.

Convert AVI to GIF Online

If you don’t want to install third-party software, try AVI to GIF online converter – EZGif.


EZGif is an online GIF maker which helps you make GIF from video easily and quickly. It supports various formats like MP4, WebM, AVI, MPEG, FLV, 3GP and many others. This video converter not only can convert AVI to GIF, but also can enable you to edit the video file including resize, crop, rotate, reverse and add subtitles.

Moreover, it allows you to convert video from website to GIF. That is to say, you can directly save GIF from video sites by entering its video link. To learn more, you may like: How to Save GIF from Twitter (Computer & Phone).

Top 5 AVI to GIF Online Converters

Video to

It’s a free online tool that allows you to convert video to GIF easily. It supports most video formats including MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV, OVG and MKV. However, this video converter only allows you to convert a video file up to 10 MB.

To convert AVI to GIF, just click Choose File to load the AVI file and choose Upload and Convert to make GIF from AVI video. Then click on Download to save the GIF file.

Online Converter

Online converter supports over 40 video formats such as AVI, VOB, MPG, FLV, etc. This converter can convert a video file up to 200MB. Also, it allows you to convert URL to GIF and convert other files like PNG, JPG and PDF to GIF.


It’s a free image converter that helps you convert various image formats to GIF. You can also use it to convert video clips to animated GIFs. There are three options available if you want to convert AVI to GIF: enter URL, import file from Dropbox/Google Drive and choose a local file.

After importing the AVI file, you can select options you need to enhance the image or apply effects.

This online video converter supports almost all video formats. With it, you can convert AVI to GIF and GIF to AVI vice versa. Unlike other online GIF makers, this tool can convert video files without limit. Besides, it allows you to convert video to GIF from your computer, Google Drive or Dropbox in batch.

Convert Files

File conversion offers you a free service to convert any format. To convert AVI to GIF, you need to load the file first. Then you can change the video quality and file size as you want. When you’re ready, just click Convert to get started.

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