GIF to video conversion

This guide covers the way Optimole processes GIF images.  

 What processing do we do to GIF images?

  • We extract the first frame to use as a placeholder and a base for the low-quality image used for lazy-loading.
  • We convert GIFs to WebP, WebM, and mp4.
  • If the `<video/>` tag is NOT used, we try to serve WebP and lazy-load like a regular image.
  • If the `<video/>` tag IS used, we use the first frame as a poster image and let the Browser decide what source to use, WebM or mp4.    

📝 Note: Use the GIF to video option if you do not have any custom styling that is only available for the </img> tag since it will further improve your page speed.

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