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Convert WMV to GIF with Desktop and Online GIF Makers

Author by Michelle

Updated on Jun 23, 2022

Want to make an interesting WMV video into a GIF? Follow this article to learn how to convert WMV to GIF with easy methods. To create GIF from WMV without watermark, you are recommended to download this GIF maker and keep reading:

What is WMV and Why Converting WMV to GIF

WMV (Windows Media Video) is a video format developed by Microsoft and typically used to store videos in Windows. You may have some interesting WMV videos that you want to share with people around. However, it is too much for you to share the whole video with others. You just want a part of the video to be shared and that's where GIFs come in handy. By making a video into GIF, you can benefit from the small-size and the convenience it brings. In the following, we provide the best two ways to convert WMV to GIF. Just read and follow.

How to Convert WMV to GIF with Offline GIF Maker?

To turn WMV into GIF, a proper video to GIF converter is required. Here I recommend WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro as it features an easy GIF maker that can create GIFs from videos and photos. And you can use it to convert WMV to GIF without a problem. Besides, you can modify the resolution, frame rate, and output quality when converting WMV to GIF. It supports other video formats as well, such as MP4, MKV, AVI, MPG, and more.

Now, you can free download this GIF creator and try to convert your WMV video to GIF with the instructions below.

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Step 1. Open Video to GIF Converter

InstallInstall and launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Go to “GIF Maker” and click “Convert Video to GIF” to open the video to GIF converter.

Import and Trim WMV

Step 2. Import WMV and Trim the Wanted Part

Click “Add Video” on the top left corner and import your video into the program, you can also drag your video directly into this window. In the bottom area, you can select the wanted part by either moving the marker under the video or setting a specific time zone.

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Step 3. How to Convert WMV to GIF

If necessary, on the right side of the video, you can define the parameters of your GIF. You can also “Keep original resolution” or choose “Custom resolution” to specify the width and height of your GIF. Then, go and change the frame rate that affects the fluency of the GIF. The output quality is also up to you. You can also drag the slider to change the time delay for each frame. Don’t forget to choose the location where you want the GIF be saved or just keep the default setting. At last, click “Create GIF” to finish converting WMV to GIF.

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How to Convert WMV to GIF Online?

You can also use WMV to GIF converter online to convert WMV to GIF. However, there are dozens of sites offering a solution to this kind of conversion, and many of which have annoying ads and misleading information, you have to be careful enough as not to be deceived. Here I have filtered out one safe and easy online video to GIF converter - Convertio for you. Go and find out more details of how to convert WMV to GIF online.

Import WMV Online

Step 1: To convert WMV to GIF online, first you need to visit Then import video from your local folder, Dropbox, Google Drive or directly enter an URL to this website.

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Step 2: If you have more videos to convert, you can click “Add more files”, then make sure the output format is “GIF”. Finally, hit “Convert” button to start conversion.

Note. You cannot edit the WMV file using the GIF converter online.

Save GIF to PC

Step 3 After the conversion, click “Download” to save your GIF to PC.

The process to convert video to GIF using Convertio may take long, please wait patiently for it to complete. Also, files over 100MB cannot be uploaded on the website.


The two methods above are tried-and-true solutions to WMV to GIF conversion. You can choose either way to turn your WMV to animated GIF. However, if you want something more efficient, the desktop GIF maker is your better choice. By the way, with the desktop software, you can also convert between videos, improve video quality, compress large videos, download website movies and music, record PC screen, etc. Download it to explore more exciting features.

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