Recently I have come across some AVI files that would look really cool as a background for one of my logos, but I donít know a lot about AVI files so im not sure if its such a bright idea to use them. Will they take too long to download? I have tried looking for more info on the web but found nothing to really answer my question. Any help would be appreciated!
Several animated gif utilities will import an AVI and export GIF. As luma said (and you mentioned originally) the file size would be the bugaboo. But once it's an animated gif, you can delete image frames that aren't that necessary and also reduce the color palette -- perhaps you'll still get a nice effect with just a few kb.
I'm going to move this post over to the Graphics forum -- maybe we can get more input from the people who focus on these things.