Nicolas, Miriam, and Ian,
Thanks for your responses.
Here's where I am so far...
At 04:15 PM 3/10/2010, Ian Mallett wrote:
I've been trying to install
mencoder for a while--for some reason, the command line doesn't recognize
"mencoder" as a program. I thought I installed it
I didn't try mencoder, so i have no info on that.
ImageMagick appeared to be primarily oriented toward still manipulation
with limited movie file creation features.
ffmpeg is very powerful with lots of parameters.
i was able to create mpeg files with the standard compression
but i really need an uncompressed movie.
the ones i created with ffmpeg wouldn't play on windows media player or
could have been a codec problem or any number of incorrectly set
didn't debug that any further.
went back to
contacted their tech support who said my problem was
a known bug they were working on. in the meantime, they gave me a
i was able to create uncompressed .avi files totally under python control
with this code:
arglist = ["slug", "/openfile = c:/images/*.bmp",
"/savevideo = c:/movie.avi", "/start",
os.spawnv(os.P_WAIT, c:/Program Files/VideoMach/videomach.exe,
assumes all the input .bmp files are in the directory c:/images
and are successively numbered like:
hope this may be of help to someone...