Can you compress a gif file?

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I was asked to provide short video clips (5 seconds) in gif and/or html5.
I found the gif option to export but the files are still 2-7 MB while I need under 150Kb. Is there a setting to adjust to reduce the file size?

I know I can probably reduce the "image size" but I still want to know if there is a way to tweak the compression.

Thanks.
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maybe try doing a custom production to GIF and use a low frame rate?
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I could but it still does not give me any indication of how much or how little the file would be until it is done. So I was hoping there was a simpler way.

On the other hand, can videos be exported in HTML5 format? I am so not familiar with those formats that I have no clue how to export them for that requirement.
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I haven't tried this but it appears there are a lot of online conversion utilities for this. For example  https://ezgif.com/video-to-gif . It might be worth a try to export your video snippet to mp4 using the compression settings that yield the lowest file size and then use the resulting mp4 to upload to the ezgif utility and see if you get the results you desire. Hope you find a solution!