GIFYouTube, for those times when you want a YT GIF right now
October 8, 2014 8:27 AM   Subscribe

If you don't want to bother with a program like GIFGrabber or GIFBrewery to make a YouTube video clip into a looping GIF animation, simply add "GIF" to a YouTube URL you get a tool to make a quick looping GIF! Or you can go to to enter a YouTube URL, and view creations from other folks.

Original post from Hacker News, which notes there is a problem with VEVO music videos, and that this is an unofficial add-on to YouTube, so it might not always work, or even get taken down by Google. Also, credit to Tech Crunch for GIFGrabber and GIFBrewery.
posted by filthy light thief (14 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
Last note: the raffle video is from the 100,000th user number contest. If you're wondering why User 100,00 is still "100k-reserved," it's because the account was saved for the son of jamaro.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:29 AM on October 8, 2014 [3 favorites]

posted by griphus at 8:31 AM on October 8, 2014

posted by lotusstp at 8:46 AM on October 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by Glomar response at 8:54 AM on October 8, 2014

Must see.
posted by CaseyB at 10:10 AM on October 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

We need the reverse for facebook. A website that converts animated gifs into videos so they autoplay in the timeline. Someone get on that.
posted by machaus at 10:18 AM on October 8, 2014

This is genuinely useful. Well done internets.
posted by Happy Dave at 11:59 AM on October 8, 2014

Yesterday was the first time I ever made a gif, and I was so sad that it didn't work when I posted it on facebook. Anyway, this was a lot easier than whatever I googled up yesterday, so thanks. Here's the seasonally appropriate result.
posted by vytae at 1:48 PM on October 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

See also
posted by me3dia at 1:58 PM on October 8, 2014

I give them bonus points for retaining a link back to the original video, so if you like the cat who refuses to be walked on a leash, you can see the slightly longer video.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:20 PM on October 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by JHarris at 9:24 AM on October 9, 2014

posted by cashman at 12:27 PM on October 10, 2014

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