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Old 06-16-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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create video from jpgs linux console


Hey just wondering if anyone knows of an app that will run in the linux console, and take jpgs and merge them into some sort of video, ex. avi.
The reason I'm looking for such a thing is that i have a folder that a webcam dumps jpegs to, and i'd like to script something to create some video after a given amount of time. I think all that made sense

Thanks
 
Old 06-16-2005, 10:45 PM   #2
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mencoder will create an avi from jpeg files. I just tried it and it works.

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/index.html

From the mencoder man page:
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Encoding all *.jpg files in the current dir
mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -mf fps=25 -o output.avi -ovc
lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4
 
Old 06-17-2005, 05:31 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll give that a try
 
Old 06-26-2005, 02:07 PM   #4
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I have tried this with MEncoder 1.0pre7-3.2.2 and it produces a garbage video.

crabboy, what version did you use? I am trying to figure out at what version this functionality broke.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 03:26 PM   #5
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MEncoder 1.0pre5-3.3.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
 
Old 06-29-2005, 04:09 PM   #6
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crabboy: on an aside, I noticed you were an Atlantan as well... do you attend any of the local LUG meetings or anything? I would be honored to meet you at some time.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 05:43 AM   #7
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jpegs to video

Hey bro---

I use a cool program called "DVD Slideshow" http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net/
It takes a directory of pix and creates a slideshow with the option to put music to it. After that, I edit it with "LiVES". Do a search in Freshmeat for LiVES. It has a feature where it will take a folder of pix and dump into the editor. From there you need to do some creative magic to get what you want. I have not tried this approach yet but have had complete success doing the "DVD Slideshow to edit with LiVES" approach.

Good Luck

Neil
 
Old 06-30-2005, 08:45 AM   #8
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You could also use the 'convert' utility which is part of ImageMagick, that is, any distro should be able to convert a series of jpg to an mpg out-of-the-box.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 11:42 PM   #9
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Re: create video from jpgs linux console

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Originally posted by brianbek
Hey just wondering if anyone knows of an app that will run in the linux console, and take jpgs and merge them into some sort of video, ex. avi.
The reason I'm looking for such a thing is that i have a folder that a webcam dumps jpegs to, and i'd like to script something to create some video after a given amount of time. I think all that made sense

Thanks
Try "myrtille".
 
  


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