Animating Still Frames with ffmpeg
November 26, 2007 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Could someone show this Linux n00b to use ffmpeg to convert a folder full of PNGs to an MPEG? The system I'm running doesn't have Mencoder, and I don't have root (it's a Dreamhost shell account). Thanks!
posted by potch to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
posted by zengargoyle at 9:14 AM on November 26, 2007

From looking around, it seems that Dreamhost has Imagemagick installed on their servers.

Are your images labeled sequentially?

convert -delay 10 -loop 0 *png animation.mpg

If you get errors about mpeg2encode, you can go right to animated gif:

convert -delay 10 -loop 0 *png animation.gif

You can always download the source for mencoder and try to build it. (not sure if dreamhost has all necessary libs or not)

On preview: zengargoyle's link has it.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 9:33 AM on November 26, 2007

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