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Thundersoft Video To GIF Converter 2.8.0 Giveaway
$19.95
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Giveaway of the day — Thundersoft Video To GIF Converter 2.8.0

A handy tool for making animated gifs from video files.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 37 (82%) 8 (18%) 19 comments

Thundersoft Video To GIF Converter 2.8.0 was available as a giveaway on January 25, 2020!

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ThunderSoft Video to GIF Converter is a handy tool for making animated gifs from video files. Preview original video frame by frame, easy crop and specify video clip, convert to gif with high quality. It allows setting gif play speed, replay times and also resizing. The input file supports various popular video formats, such as MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, MOV, VOB, MKV, RMVB, etc.

ThunderSoft Studio provides Special Price for GAOTD users to get a commercial version of ThunderSoft Video to GIF Converter and other software!

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor (CPU): Pentium IV 1.0 GHz or above; RAM: 512MB or above; Disk Space: 1GB

Publisher:

ThunderSoft Co.

Homepage:

http://www.thundershare.net/video-to-gif-converter/

File Size:

7.2 MB

Licence details:

unlimited

Price:

$19.95

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#10

So I installed and registered successfully. Then why does it still have a link on the top of program near the Help for "Special Offer for Lifetime License"? Is this program going to expire/self-destruct sometime in the future? The "Licence details" on this page says "unlimited". Just curious.

Reply   |   Comment by John C  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

Tried it on an MP4 video, and got a message saying it was not a supported video file type, or something to that effect. Thing is, the promo here at GOTD has MP4 as the first of file types supported for conversion to GIF. Almost all of the videos I have saved on my hard drive are of that format, and as the promo states it is a supported type, I have to wonder why the Video to GIF Converter is not recognizing that as a supported file type.

Are any other users having this issue?

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

Nice, easy to use, single use graphics utility for your toolbox. Crop is useful when you shoot in portrait (like many, many phone videos out there) and don't want to include the black bars in the .gif. I do wish I could use the arrow keys to nudge the crop area rather than very fine mouse moves or typing in coordinates. Also a bit strange that when you first open the crop window the whole area is not select until you click the "Use Crop" checkbox, but really that's minor. Nice job Thundersoft. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

I have this as version 2.4.0 from a previous giveaway it produces simple re-renders of frames down sampled into GIF frames. It does not optimise the animated GIF's to use highly compressable transparent regions where subsiquent frames regions remain unchanged so the algorithm results in much larger animated GIF files than otherwise would be possible. I note that it also uses --enable-gpl compiled FFMPEG libraries without attributing the FFMPEG open source project and without providing a copy of the GPLv3 license text or licensing their product with a GPLv3 compatible license.

Anyone able to find out what is new or fixed in this release? I can't find anything in their product page or support page or FAQ page... GUI looks the same, no what's new notification within the installation, no linked to user guide with what's new... nothing, nada... has there been ANY program changes or just a version number increment just to give the impression there has been some development? The only guide is linked to on their website not from the program and it remains unchanged for a long time with no mention of version changes. Only the executable files MeVGConvert.bpl and Video2Gif.exe have any internal changes and the Borland Pascal Library (.bpl) only has minimal internal changes while Video2Gif.exe does have some significant internal changes like the license key data and giveaway validity URL and version number changes and some unknown code changes.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#6

I had an earlier version and both have worked more or less fine. A couple of issues: one, I find it cumbersome to trim the video; only a handful of frames are shown at a time, and you have to wait for more frames to load either before or after the segment that is shown. The easiest way is to play the video and then pause where you want it, but finding the exact spot can be a bit fiddly. The thumbnails are small for my terrible vision.

The second issue is that the program seems to import my phone videos either sideways or upside down, and there is no rotate function. I realize that the issue with the orientation of imported videos probably originates with my iphone, but being able to rotate sideways videos seems like it should be a key feature. There is a flip function, and that works for upside down videos (flip vertical, then flip horizontal), but nothing for sideways video. I ended up making the gif sideways, then using an online editor to rotate it to the correct orientation, But this seems like something that the program itself should have allowed me to do.

For free, I can live with the issues. But I don't think I'd pay for it.

Reply   |   Comment by jo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

jo, Can you trim the video in another piece of software and then just convert that whole video to GIF?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike H  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mike H, Probably. And I could probably use something else to rotate the video as well. But it would be nice if it were easier to do all within the same program.

Reply   |   Comment by jo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

jo, Agreed

Reply   |   Comment by Mike H  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

jo, this seems like a dealbreaker to me, free or not

Reply   |   Comment by jg  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

jg,

Do you have a recommendation for a free alternative ?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike H  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

jo, you can change the number of frames decoded at a time from the default 30 frames to whatever you like within reason and your patience as the decoding to individual frames is painflully slow.

Go to "Options" at the bottom of the window is a section called "Other" which has max frame count and "Decode frame count" the latter is the max amount decoded in any single chunk.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Got a slightly lower version, 2.4, when it was offered a while back and it's one of those small, simple to use programs that just does what it needs to without any fuss. Having recently bought a new laptop I'm glad to see this offered again as it means I can pop it on that one, too.

Reply   |   Comment by DawkinsDog  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Tried it and basically it works. I had two issues. First, it did not appear to import AVI files, although it imported MP4 and MKV just fine. Second, the custom output size option does not offer to maintain the aspect ratio of the original (or the cropped original if you use that facility) so if you need, for example, a certain fixed height for your GIF then you have to calculate the appropriate width and enter it manually. As a frequent creator of GIFs from video I find this a pain. Apart from these gripes I found that it functions well.

Reply   |   Comment by Catweazle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

One more complaint, on closing, it does not remember the source or destination folder so the next time I run the program it reverts to the defaults. Since most users probably use specific folders for their videos and gif files this seems like a bit of an oversight.

Reply   |   Comment by Catweazle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Catweazle, this giveaway imports old xvid AVI files with no issue here... no more than any other media format. It uses FFMPEG libraries to import video, quite an old build but it'll handle most commonly used codecs but not the modern ones like HEVC/x265 and no VP9 either.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#3

Anybody which is familiar with Thundersoft Video to GIF.
Is it possible to convert an Apple Live Photo to GIF wit this app?

Thanks in advance for any information about.

Reply   |   Comment by Palle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Palle, almost definately not possible unless an Apple Live Photo file is an old video file format like a quicktime movie, which is unlikely.

You'd have to first convert the Apple Live Photo sequence into a video file somehow then provided it's not using a modern codec like x265/HEVC or VP9 you might be able to do something with it.

Google will show you free apps you can get that will do that for you. There are apps to convert Apple Live Photos to animated GIFs too.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#2

I have had an earlier version Video To Gif and it did a great job with no glitches. Install was easy then and I downloaded this version and the install was fast and easy. Thank you! It's a keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Cory Potter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

nice, easy, fast, simple -- I like it ... thanks, gotd & thundersoft

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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