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Old 09-17-2004, 05:08 AM   #1
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make movie using gif (non animated) images


I would like to make a movie (avi, mpeg,... to be play using mplayer afterward) from a serie of gif images. Is there a linux freeware for doing this?

Thanks for any suggestion,
Old 09-17-2004, 05:56 AM   #2
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According to the man page, mencoder (the encoding version of mplayer) will encode single images into a movie: To encode all *.jpg files in the current dir use

mencoder \*.jpg -mf on:fps=25 -o output.avi -ovc divx4

Not sure if mencoder will accept files in gif or other format, but you can convert gif to anything else using a variety of tools. e.g.

giftopnm image.gif | cjpeg -quality 80 -smooth 10 > image.jpg

The transcode package is an alternative to mencoder.


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