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)
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.
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?
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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