The links allow you to see the animated GIFs as well, if viewer's device doesn't support HTML5.
What we need is an image container format that allows for a silent (and only silent) video stream to be embedded. A better GIF. Something that site maintainers would feel entirely comfortable in allowing.
Here's an idea: <img src="video.mp4">.
Updated semantics should be the same as the video tag.
Disclaimer: I made it with a friend and I'm baised.
ffmpeg -i *.png output.gif
Also Python, but uses VideoLan (VLC) to some extent to create really nifty Star Wars gifs.
apt-cache search 'movie.<asterisk>python|python.<asterisk>movie'
... <squatmo-germane> ...
(and how the hell do you type a real asterisk in this comment forum? tried escapes... tried html entities...)
apt-cache search 'movie.*python|python.*movie'
mplayer videofile -vo gif89a:fps=15:output=video.gif
Seems like a solution in search of a problem.