You better Rep me for this (just kidding, or am I?)
How to make a gif out of a youtube video, or any other video site
These are all Freeware
(Optional) Screen Capture Device: I use !Quick Screen Capture
(Needed) Gif Making Program: I use Microsoft Gif Animator
(Needed) A video... DUH: I use YouTube
(Needed) Hosting Site: I use ImageShack
Step 1: Find a part in a video that you want to use. I will be using this video:
Embedding disabled so heres the link
The part at 0:56
Step 2: Start watching the video about 5 seconds earlier than the part. When the part comes quickly pause it. Take a rectangular snapshot of the video with your program. If you dont have a screen capture program, press Ctrl + Print Screen. Then press Ctrl + V in MS paint. Crop it to only the video.
Step 3: Wherever your video is copy it (Ctrl + C) and paste it (Ctrl + V) into your gif animator.
Step 4: *This part is tricky* Back on the page with the video put your cursor on the play button BUT DONT CLICK! When your ready, click twice. 1 immediately after the other like this (CLICKCLICK).
Step 5: Keep doing that until you have your desired frames. Save your gif.
Upload it to any hosting site. ON the hosting site resize it to about 320 x 240 if you want to.
Step 6: Marvel at your newfound gif making powers
This is the one i threw together (I didnt spend much time on it so dont kill me, you will have a much smoother result if you can click fast. I know the color is low, its just the program i use. And the little twitches and white line is because i didnt crop all of them the same size which is critical.)
What do you think