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Desktop and Online Solutions for Converting MKV to GIF

Author by Michelle

Updated at Aug 12, 2020

Are you tired of looking for ways to convert MKV to GIF? Well, you can take a rest now because this article has got your back. With online and desktop solutions, you are sure to find one method that suits you. Use the GIF converter here to start your conversion:

MKV is known for its high quality and many videos nowadays are stored in MKV container. Sometimes, we want to save a beautiful scene or a hilarious clip from MKV as a GIF file for later sharing or other purposes. But the thing is, we don’t know how to change MKV to GIF with ease. If you are now having the same problem, you are in luck. The following content will offer you two methods to solve your problem.

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Part 1. Convert MKV File to GIF with Desktop GIF Converter

The tool used here is WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It is not that well-known but is loved and supported by a growing fan base. We recommended it here because of its high quality and efficiency. The GIF Maker function can help you to turn MKV into GIF smoothly, it can also be used to convert video to GIF, images to GIF, and vice versa. Apart from the GIF-making feature, this program boasts many other powerful functions, including video/audio conversion, downloading, screen recording, etc. The following steps will show you how to complete MKV-GIF conversion with this software.

Import MKV to GIF Maker

Step 1. Import MKV to GIF Maker

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Run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Move the mouse to “GIF Maker” and click on “Convert Video to GIF”. In the new interface, hit “Add Video” on the top left corner to choose your MKV video, then click “Open” to import, or you can directly drag your video into this program.

Trim the Wanted Part and Change the Parameters

Step 2. Customize Your GIF

Under the video player, you can drag the blue markers to clip a section or set a specific time zone to select the wanted part. Then, click the play icon below the slider bar to preview the selected part. On the right side of the window, you can change the resolution, frame rate, and output quality at your will or just simply leave it as default.

Start Conversion

Step 3. Start Conversion

On the bottom area of the interface, click on the inverted triangle to choose an output path for your GIF. Finally, hit “Create GIF” to begin the process which might last a few seconds.

Part 2. Convert MKV File to GIF with Online GIF Converter

There are many online GIF makers for you to convert MKV to GIF online and free. But lots of them are filled with ads or malicious information. You have to be cautious enough so as not to be fooled. Or you can have a look at the below online GIF converter which has been carefully selected. Convertio is a well-established website aiming to help convert files online. It also supports documents, images, videos, and audio conversion. Next, I will show you how to make GIF from MKV with Convertio.

MKV to GIF Conversion with Online Convertio

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Choose a way to upload your file to this website. You can click on “Choose Files”, or import the file from Dropbox and Google Drive, or enter the URL link, or simply drag and drop files to get ready for later file-uploading.

Step 3: Then make sure the output format is GIF. Click “Convert Now” to start the uploading and conversion. (Tips: This might take a while, please wait patiently for it to complete. Click “Add more files” to create batch conversion.)

Step 4: Finally, hit “Download” to save your GIF to your local drive.


Between the desktop and online solutions, I personally would prefer the desktop one for it is more efficient and convenient. From my experience, uploading/converting an MKV file online is time-consuming, especially when your video is of large size. Moreover, the online converter has size limitation, you can only free upload the file under 100M. The most annoying thing is that you can't trim the part desired online. The online GIF maker can only turn the whole MKV file to GIF, which is redundant. Yet, if you already have a trimmed clip, then online conversion might be a good choice for you. In all, it's up to you to decide. Take your pick!

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