Monday, May 09, 2005

Embedding MP3's Into Animated Gifs

Animated gifs with embedded MP3s that play in WinAMP? You betcha. Why would you need this feature you ask, well if for example you wanted to send a secret audio recording to someone without the CIA intercepting it :) now you can!!! Its a pretty neat trick. It does increase the final file size however, so be aware when sending thru email.

Read below on how to accomplish it.

Windows Users:

Open a Command Prompt window and enter this command:
copy /b file.gif + file.mp3 newfile.gif

Unix, Linux, & Mac OS X Users:

Enter this 'concatenate' command into a terminal window:
cat file.mp3 >> file.gif

You'll be able to view your GIF in a browser and play it in Winamp by dragging and dropping the file!



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