[SATLUG] How to make video from a sequence of JPGs?

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Mon May 10 06:36:11 CDT 2010

Thank you. Well, it almost worked. It made the film but the picture was 
distorted very tall and narrow and mostly black and white. What do you 
suggest now?

Borries Demeler wrote:
>> It seems as if it should be straightforward to make a video from a 
>> sequence of jpgs; however,
>> using stopmotion there is an I/O error
>> using ffmpeg stops on an opening filters error
>> using kdenlive - I can play the movie but when I export I only see a 
>> black screen.
>> (I've tried compiling my own ffmpeg but that didn't seem to help.)
> You can make an mpg format (below with 10 frames/sec) using mencoder.
> mpeg2 format is what's used in DVD movies. Run this from the directory
> that contains the jpg files: 
> mencoder mf://*.jpg -mf fps=10:type=jpg -o my-movie.mpg -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video:vbitrate=1800
> You will need the dvd codec to play it back (any dvd playback software will do).
> -borries.

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