Quickie: WMV Screen Captures and Animated GIFs
Occasionally, I do screen captures. I use the Microsoft Expression Encoder. It's not pretty, but I think it's free. The output, by default, is a WMV (Windows Media Video) file.
YouTube is perfectly okay with WMV files. However, for an animation to show up in Twitter, it has to be an animated GIF with a limit of 5 MB.
convert -resize 50% -deconstruct -layers optimize inputFile.wmv outputFile.gif
This took a 14-20 MB animated GIF (uncompressed) to 1.36 MB. Which is nice, because then I can show gems like this:
Something tells me this is not the right way for this to work... pic.twitter.com/dxtf6HGbpP
— Andrew Rohne (@okiAndrew) August 11, 2016