Thanks, Joe.

But, my ultimate goal is to convert the .gif into an .mp4 with a
downloadable, free converter so I can watch the instructional video in VLC,
DR, OpenShot, etc.

In those video viewers/editors I can pause, rewind, do a clip capture, etc.

I've only found Irfanview which can play a .gif but will only stop and play.

I found a YT which showed you how to convert a .gif to an .mp4 using Power
Point but when I do that with this .gif it only converts about 5 seconds
even though I set the convert minutes in PPT to 10.00 minutes.

A lot of work just to watch an instructional video!



Charles Meyer
Charlotte County Public Library
Port Charlotte, FL

Date:    Mon, 30 May 2022 12:14:42 -0400
From:    Joe Hourclé <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: .gif - determining it's time length

> On May 30, 2022, at 12:02 PM, charles meyer <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi my esteemed listmates,
> I’m trying to ascertain how long in minutes and seconds a certain .gif is?
> If not, what free, downloadable program do you use to view .gifs?
> My goal is to convert the .gif to .MP4 to play in VLC, DaVinci Resolve or
> OpenShot.
> I can convert that .gif to .mp4 but I 1st need to know time-wise how long
> that .gif is.

There are simple scripts out there to just determine the length of the
animation.  Here’s one in PHP (as they were dealing with file uploads):