[MPlayer-users] [OT] Creating a slide show

cga2000 cga2000 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 20:57:25 CET 2008

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 11:23:41AM EST, RC wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 11:10:58 -0500
> cga2000 <cga2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What command line tool(s) should I use to create a video file that has
> > a few pics and a CD track?
> If you don't care about exact timing, you can use mencoder with  mf://
> and -audiofile

Thanks, much appreciated.

Problem I have is that with just two jpegs the resulting .avi is so
short that the sound track does not even get a chance to start playing!


For the record I typed the following at the prompt:

$ mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -mf fps=2 -audiofile test.wav -oac copy -ovc
  raw -o test.avi

Also tried with fps=0 just in case .. but it just hangs.

It does create a very short video that I can play back with mplayer,
pause via the '.' key .. but with a garbled pic.

Anyway, I'm not sure I should bother you gentlemen further.

Probably should ask on a general-purpose linux list.

But this has made me curious as to how things work and I'd be quite
thankful if someone could direct me to some something in plain English
that introduces the concepts of videos, formats, codecs.. etc.

Heck, when the docs I read discuss encoding, passes (?) .. I have just
not clue what they are talking about.


Thanks much!

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