Generate GIF from Video API

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This API converts videos into GIFs from any part of a video.
Ideal for applications that need to generate animated previews, social media content, or enhance user engagement with dynamic visual content.
Try out the Video to GIF Conversion API in the API playground for free, improve your workflow, and reduce the GIF conversion errors with a simple API call.
Note: This API accepts video files, video URLs, and links from platforms like YouTube and Dailymotion, although there may be occasional functionality and accessibility issues due to platform policies.
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input file: output file

Request example

curl --location --request POST '' \
--header 'apy-token: {{token}}' \
--form 'video=@"sample.mp4"'
--form 'start_time="0"'
--form 'duration="2"'
--form 'speed="0"'
--form 'size="400x300"'
Method: POST
Content Type: multipart/form-data
Query Parameter(s)
outputStringNoThe name of the output file, defaults to test-sample.gif
Request Body
videoStringYesthe source video file in any of supported formats (mp4,webm,flv,avi,mkv,mov,3gp)
start_timeStringNothe time in seconds at which you want to generate the GIF. For example: if a video is 3 minutes long and you want to generate GIF from 90th second then this will be as start_time: 90 and it defaults to 0 (generate GIF from 0th second of the video)
durationStringNothe GIF file length. For example: you want to generate the GIF for 4 seconds then it will be as duration: 4 and it defaults to 2 and max duration user can enter is 20(seconds)
speedStringNothe GIF speed at which you want gif to run. For example: you want to increase the GIF speed by 4x then it will be as speed:4 and to decrease the GIF speed by 4x then it will be as speed:-4. It defaults to 0 which is normal speed and user can enter any value from range -10 to 10
sizeStringNothe dimensions of the generated GIF file, should be in WidthxHeight format and it defaults to original_size
Sample Response
A successful request returns the GIF file in the output parameter specified. If the request fails, the response contains an error code and a message to help determine what went wrong.

HTTP Response Codes

The method may return one of the following HTTP status codes:
Status CodeDescription
200The request was successful.
400Invalid input - the file is corrupt or the supported inputs are not provided.
401Required authentication information is either missing or not valid for the resource.
500If any unexpected error occurs while processing the request.


All API requests to ApyHub services need to be authenticated. Currently we support tokens or basic authentication mechanisms. You can generate and view your existing credentials from your workspace settings (on the left side of the navbar) and go to “API Keys".
Points to note:
  • Credential secrets are generated on the fly and are not stored in plain text, so on generating a credential please save the secrets somewhere safe.
  • Use the apy-token as the header parameter to pass the token.
  • Use the Authorization header to send the basic authentication credentials.

Error codes

"error": {
"code": 105,
"message": "Invalid URL"
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