On Monday I posted a Mozilla Labs blog entry discussing the APNG Edit extension I was releasing.
Just for fun, I thought I’d convert my favorite Firefox Flicks video to the APNG format….
The compression algorithms in APNG and AGIF are not really suited for straight conversions from video; doing so tends to result in large files (this one has about 340 frames at 86×75, weighing in at 990KB). Similarly, some images are better suited to JPEG or SVG… One just needs to use the right tool for the job. Hmm, <video> tag, anyone? 🙂
I also made a full-resolution (but still cropped) 230×200 version, although it’s a wee bit large (pun intended). So I’ll just link to it.
The conversion itself was a fairly simple process… I basically used “mplayer -vo png wheee.mov” to convert the QuickTime video to a pile of PNG images, dragged them into my APNG Edit window, and let it chew through them.