Hi Dave,
a good program for converting images into movies of different formats is VideoMach:

http://gromada.com/VideoMach.html

Best,
Stefan


david.borhani@abbott.com schrieb:

Hi Pymol/CCP4 users,

Can anyone recommend an MPEG encoder that handles larger-than-usual images? Specifically, I'd like to make a movie that plays as "full-screen" at some reasonable resolution, such as 1024x768 (or maybe even higher).

Absolute Requirements:

1. Handles large images gracefully. (I don't care if images have to be multiples of 16 pixels or not).
2. Can weave together an image stream (e.g., movie*.tga) AND an audio track (mp3 required; other formats would be nice)...movie must have a soundtrack.
3. Produces high-quality output (no glitches, raspy noise in audio, etc.).
4. Uses readily-available (standard?) codecs (for the Windows world, unfortunately), i.e., not looking for bleeding edge. Cross platform compatibility of the output MPEG would be a definite plus.

Nice-to-Haves:

5. Can be tweaked (e.g., different I/O settings, compression/quality, etc.)
6. Executables for different platforms (Linux, Win2K).
7. Low cost (shareware? I'm by-and-large disappointed with "professional" s/w these days!). But if there is something that really works well (i.e., does all of the above flawlessly, and more), I'm willing to pay!

I have looked at a fair number of free/shareware programs, as well as some rather expensive "professional" (read bloated) software. The best I've found so far is TMPGEnc from http://www.tmpgenc.net/ , which is very fast, easy to use, and made very nice ouput (MPEG-2). Unfortunately, it does not handle images larger than 720 x 576 pixels.

Some (like HTVideo6.0) seem to promise good things, but then produce low-quality (glitchy) output, or take hours to compress what TMPGEnc can do in a couple of minutes.

(apologies if you got this message twice)

Thanks,
Dave
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