Convert HTML5 Video Into GIF Animation With Free Chrome Extension

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MakeGIF Video Capture is a free Chrome extension that is used to capture, convert html5 video into gif animation. It also allows you to save gif animation to PC and to upload it online on It is really helpful if you find an online html5 video that you want to keep with you. This Chrome extension also lets you adjust capture settings, like quality of animated gif, size, capture FPS, and Max Frames. Even more, you can insert any text and can delete unwanted frames before generating gif animation from html5 video.

With few mouse clicks, you can convert html5 video from any popular websites, like YouTube. Apart from this, if you upload generated gif animation online, then a unique URL will be available to use which you can share with friends on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

Below you can see an example of captured gif animation from an online html5 video.

MakeGIF Video Capture- gif animation example

How To Use This Chrome Extension To Capture and Convert HTML5 Video Into GIF Animation?

First of all, you have to install this extension to Google Chrome. You can find the homepage link of this extension at the end. After adding this extension, its icon will be available at top right corner of your Chrome browser. Now while browsing on Google Chrome, if you find any html5 video that you want to save to PC, then click on its extension icon. It will give you option to start the recording. See the below screenshot:

MakeGIF Video Capture- start recording

Note: For some video sharing websites, like YouTube and Vimeo, you will be asked to enable HTML5 Video Player (if it is not enabled already).

Clicking on Start button will start the recording with default capture settings. But if you want to adjust output settings, then click on Capture Settings option and you will be able to adjust the output size, quality, Capture FPS (frame per second), and Max Frames.

MakeGIF Video Capture- capture settings

After completing the recording, hit on done button and then you will be able to generate the gif animation of that particular html5 video.

Once gif animation will be prepared to download, you can save it to your PC and can share online on After sharing generated gif online, a unique URL will be available which you can keep with you and can share with friends. Moreover, if you will create account of, then you will be able to save it online on your account.

MakeGIF Video Capture- save and share generated gif

Some Key Features of MakeGIF Video Capture are:

  • It is a useful extension to save online html5 videos to PC.
  • You can also generate gif animations of html5 videos from YouTube and other online video sharing websites.
  • You can customize frame rate, output quality, and can also insert text in gif animation.

MakeGIF Video Capture- add text

  • You can delete unwanted frames to generate gif animation according to your requirement.
  • Upload generated gif animation online and share with friends. You also create a free account on to save your output online on your account:

MakeGIF Video Capture- upload and share gif animation online

  • It is available free for Google Chrome.

We have also reviewed 4 free Google Chrome screen capture extensions.


MakeGIF Video Capture is really a nice Chrome extension. The best part I like in this extension is that you can delete unwanted frames from html5 video and can write any desired text. You don’t need to open favorite html5 videos on web browser again and again. Convert html5 video into gif animation, save it, and enjoy. Give it a try to MakeGIF Video Capture to convert online videos to gif animation.

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