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Old 10-17-06, 05:00 PM
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Converting DVD video into an animated avatar?

I have a buddy who wants to convert a video clip from a DVD on to the computer as a .jpg or .gif so he can use it as a custom animated avatar., how would he go about doing this?

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Old 10-17-06, 05:07 PM
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We're not able to talk about ripping commercial DVDs so I would suggest that he do multiple screencaps of the section he wants to turn into the gif. That way he's not circumventing the digital encryption of the DVD.
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It's not a commercial DVD, it's a boxing documentary which he created. In other words like a home video.
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That's good then.

I suppose he could just use a DVD authoring program, like the one he used to create the DVD, to snip out the part he wants and then use a conversion program to create the gif. There are lots of conversion program out there, particularly ones that convert from avi to gif.
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FinkPish used to make some, you can ask him for details, see this thread for some animated gifs:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=386847

I used one of a KillBill gif for my avatar
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That's good then.

I suppose he could just use a DVD authoring program, like the one he used to create the DVD, to snip out the part he wants and then use a conversion program to create the gif. There are lots of conversion program out there, particularly ones that convert from avi to gif.
Great thanks! I'll see if he has that program., if anything he could put it in his DVD drive then try to find a program online that will let him take out snips of the DVD for his avatar, then convert it to .gif.

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