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giflayer API

The giflayer API was built to provide a powerful and simple way to perform Video to GIF Conversion at an unparalleled speed and a quality of up to 30 FPS (Frames per Second), supporting all major video portals (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, ... ), direct video links and video file formats.

Integrating our GIF conversion engine into your application will enable you to automatically generate GIFs with a full-featured suite of customization options at your disposal. These include Cropping, Resizing, creating Trailers, setting Start, End and Duration parameters, specifying your preferred FPS, and more.

API Requests are made using an easy-to-use URL structure, GIFs are delivered within a matter of seconds, and all API messages and notifications are returned in handy and lightweight JSON format. The following API documentation intends to provide interactive usage guides, detailed descriptions, and code examples for different programming languages.

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Features & Integration

The main API Functionalities are:

  • Video Portals: Generate perfect GIFs using video links from all major video portals (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Vine).

  • Video Formats: The giflayer API is also capable of processing direct video links containing videos of any format.

  • Crop & Resize: Adjust your GIF's width and height dimensions or crop it to your preferred size, no quality loss.

  • High Definition: Generate high quality GIF animations with resolution rates of up to 30 FPS (Frames per Second).

  • GIF Video Trailer: Generate default or customized GIF video trailers in order to preview videos, unlimited in length.

  • FTP & S3 Export: Export your captured GIFs directly to your AWS S3 Bucket or using an FTP server path of your own.

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In-depth Documentation

Interactive example queries, code examples (including PHP, Ruby and Python) and integration guides are available at

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All usage of the giflayer website, API, and services is subject to the giflayer Terms & Conditions and all annexed legal documents and agreements.