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#1 2013-09-21 16:04:11

phunni
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2003-08-13
Posts: 667

Problem getting stopmotion to export/Alternative to Stopmotion

I'm trying to create a simple stopmotion video using "Stopmotion". Whenever I try and encode using ffmpeg, it completely freezes with no error.  I've also tried to export using mencoder and it also fails, although this time with an error:

MEncoder SVN-r36285-4.8.1 (C) 2000-2013 MPlayer Team
205 audio & 424 video codecs
success: format: 16  data: 0x0 - 0x0
MF file format detected.
[mf] search expr: /home/paul/.stopmotion/packer/ball/images/*.jpg

Exiting...

WARNING: OUTPUT FILE FORMAT IS _AVI_. See -of help.
============ Sorry, this file format is not recognized/supported =============
=== If this file is an AVI, ASF or MPEG stream, please contact the author! ===
Cannot open demuxer.

I'm guessing (although I'm far from sure) it might be something to do with the ffmpeg or mencoder commands that the program uses.  Out of the box - these are the commands to convert the JPG stills into an MP4:

mencoder -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4v2:vpass=1:$opt -mf type=jpg:fps=12 -o "$VIDEOFILE" "mf://$IMAGEPATH/*.jpg"
ffmpeg -r 10 -b 1800 -i "$IMAGEPATH/%06d.jpg" "$VIDEOFILE"

The variables used should, hopefully, be fairly self explanatory.

Any ideas on how to get this working?

Last edited by phunni (2013-09-21 17:35:48)

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#2 2013-09-21 17:34:44

phunni
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2003-08-13
Posts: 667

Re: Problem getting stopmotion to export/Alternative to Stopmotion

Do you know what - I think it's just too early in the game for stopmotion.  Is there a simple alternative?  I just need an easy to use program that can take stills and convert them into video - with the option of adding sound as well. 

Any suggestions?

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#3 2013-10-11 18:08:03

phunni
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2003-08-13
Posts: 667

Re: Problem getting stopmotion to export/Alternative to Stopmotion

Still fighting with StopMotion - now trying to get it to work with my (horrible and old) webcam.  Is there really no better software for stop motion on Linux?

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#4 2013-10-12 14:43:58

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 4,046

Re: Problem getting stopmotion to export/Alternative to Stopmotion

if you are ok with producing flash video, maybe JPEG2SWF / SWFC / AVI2SWF from http://www.swftools.org/ are useful.
(swftools is in [community] repo )

Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2013-10-12 14:45:09)


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