can anyone recommend a simple piece of Mac (or unix) software that will take a bunch of image files named abc001, abc002, etc and string them together into a video file that i can view with a lowest-common-denominator video player?
i have some code that spits out a bunch of images - currently into the simple PPM format that's part of netpbm
package. the images have filenames with sequential numbers in them, and i want software that will just string them together in order into one of the more common (mpeg, avi, quicktime, or whatever) video formats.
i was planning to use ppmtompeg
that comes with netpbm but i'm having a hard time getting the netpbm package to compile on my powerbook. while i try to sort that out, i'm wondering if there's any other software available to do what i want?
i see from this
thread that apparently quicktime will do this, but i suspect i need the quicktime pro that you have to pay for, as opposed to the free quicktime player.
so, my only absolute
requirement be that the software is free. it would be nice
if it supported the PPM format (if not, i can batch-convert my images in graphic converter) and extra nice
if i could run it from the command line like ppmtompeg so that i can incorporate the conversion into a shell script.
any ideas? thanks in advance!