Steven Ellis

Hey steven I would love to see a clip of you!!!

As soon as someone can shoe me how to transfer a DVD to a GIF, I’ll post them. I have nearly every appearance I ever made in the Cubs organization (about 60) on DVD. We used the clips to eval our mechanics, much like we’re doing on this forum.

So show me the software that converts DVD to GIF (or DVD to AVI to GIF).

Steven,

Will have a detailed answer for you shortly

Wales:

I’m not sure if you are going to PM Steven about it, but if you are could you let me know how to convert it as well. If you are just going to post it, thanks a lot.

Joel,

I’ll be sure to send it your way as soon as the ‘wifey’ writes it up for me.

Animated gifs can end up being very large files.

If you’re planning on posting it on a site, you would probably want to use an flv file (that’s what YouTube uses). There are quite a few ways to convert it, including using YouTube, but there are also programs that allow you to create flv videos yourself (like JW FLV Media Player
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html]Super
). If you do it yourself, you also need a video player like the [url=http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=JW_FLV_Player[/url].

Getting the video from the DVD can also be done in a variety of ways, you can Google “free DVD ripper” and get a few options, this DVD ripper
http://www.gobuysoftware.com/Free-DVD-Ripper.html
looks promising. From there you can create an avi file.

It might look convoluted, but as soon as you do it once, it’s pretty easy.

[quote=“brimanning”]If you’re planning on posting it on a site, you would probably want to use an flv file (that’s what YouTube uses).[/quote]Personally, I find the flv format frustrating when attempting to analyze pitching mechs. You cannot stop them and step throudh them frame by frame, as you can with Quicktime.