Escaping from QT

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 14:51:13 EDT 2009


I have just discovered a quick way to run up an animated GIF from an image
sequence (rather than plonking every frame in place and getting w*****'s
(err . . . wrist) cramp doing it:

Get a copy of GIMP:

http://www.gimp.org/  [Mac,Win,Lin !!!!]

and:

use Quicktime (!!!!) to export a series of images from the movie file 
you wish
to convert to an animated GIF,

[parenthetically, you can do this whole thing with MPlayer (any platform):

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html

but you have to muck around in the command line interface (fioch).

then:

Open the first file (preferably a JPEG) of your exported frames with GIMP,
then open all the other frames in your directory as layers  -  File/Open 
as layer.

The save the thing as as a GIF; select SAVE AS ANIMATION, and you can choose
LOOP FOREVER if you want to lose control of the thing.

Click EXPORT:

"Bob's your uncle . . . " well, it has got to be a lot better than BILL 
being your uncle  . . .  :)

Just great for those silent movies of yesteryear.

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Now the big and burning question is how to line up the animated gif so 
it will play
with an AIFF file exported from the same movie file.





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