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I'm trying to export an animated gif from a 30fps comp in After Effects. Adobe Media Encoder won't offer the option of 30 for frame rate (just 1,2,4,5, 10,12.5,20,25,50). I can't simply enter the value either. Is there a way to do this?

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  • Adobe Media Encoder can't export animated gifs can it?
    – Cai
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 15:32
  • Yes, it can. :-)
    – itsmikem
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 15:45
  • Apparently it's Windows only and I'm on Mac! I can tell you why though... I'll post an answer in a minute
    – Cai
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 15:46

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Animated GIF frames have duration specified in hundredths of a second.

At 30fps each frame would be 0.033333333....

The frame rates you list there all correspond to frame length with only 2 decimal places. Which is all that is allowed. Theres no way around that as far as I'm aware.

Also, according to this post on the Microsoft developer blogs, some browsers will automatically slow down animated GIFs with a framerate of 20fps or more.

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