how do i make a gif with GIMP and the VLC player ?! PLZ. :(
I wish I remembered the link where I found this tip, but here are the basics, and an addition that may have been required for my slow laptop…
Figure out what your hotkey for a snapshot is. I believe the default is [shift]+s. You can change this in Preferences.
Load the video you want to GIF and find the portion you want.
Because of my slow PC, I reduced playback speed to “Slow” (Playback menu).
When the part you want is about to start, hold down the hotkey for snapshots, and it will take them as long as you hold it down.
In the GIMP, do an “Open as Layers” and select the snapshots you want, and save as an animation per normal.
Here is one I made: