Imgur to Gfycat

Imgur to Gfycat

Replaces animated gifs throughout the internet with gfycat optimized HTML5 videos.

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What is Imgur to Gfycat?
"Imgur to Gfycat" is a handy Chrome extension designed to enhance your online viewing experience. This tool automatically replaces animated gifs hosted on imgur with a more optimized version of HTML5 videos, courtesy of Gfycat. The result is smoother playback, lower file sizes, and additional functionality such as pause, play, and seek. The extension also ensures that only already transcoded gifs are replaced, so no waiting time for users. It also supports integration with Reddit Enhancement Suite!
Users: 4,000+
Rating: 3.99 (106)
Version: 1.4.8 (Last updated: 2015-04-16)
Creation date: 2015-04-15
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • contextMenus
Size: 38.37K
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Chrome extension that replaces gifs hosted by imgur to HTML5-optimized video converted and hosted by gfycat. Gfycat is a gif optimization service that compresses gifs into HTML5 videos, where they can enjoy lower file size, GPU acceleration (great on mobile!) and pause/play/seek.

This extension will modify anchor links to links, which transcode & show the gif after transcoding. img tags with a gif hosted on imgur will trigger a transcodeRelease action, which will cause the gif to be transcoded on gfycat's servers if it hasn't already.

To improve the user experience, gifs are only replaced with gfycat videos if they are already transcoded on gfycat's servers. Otherwise, the original gif is shown. As soon as one user - anywhere - views that gif on gfycat, all users will see the transcoded version when using this extension.



  • Fix a MutationObserver spec change leading to an error on new browsers.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Works well with other plugins such as Imagus and RES
  • Saves time and data for users with slow internet
  • Appreciation for the developer's work and receptiveness to feedback
  • Inconsistent functionality - works sporadically
  • Has the potential to slow down the general internet browsing experience
  • Lacks the option to blacklist certain pages or stop all Gif animations
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work consistently or doesn't work at all
  • Beneficial for users with slow internet connections
  • Works well when paired with other extensions such as RES or Imagus
Recent reviews
Would like a site blacklist, and other various assorted options.
by William Armstrong William Armstrong, 2014-04-11

nice extension; wish it worked w/ imgur albums...
by Michael Miller Michael Miller, 2014-03-03

This extension is great.
by Eduardo Moniz Eduardo Moniz, 2014-01-26
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Risk impact

Imgur to Gfycat is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Imgur to Gfycat has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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