October 26, 2009 · General · Email This Post

If you want Simple way of making a stop animation you can use mencoder.MEncoder is a free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool released under the GNU General Public License. It is a close sibling to MPlayer and can convert all the formats that MPlayer understands into a variety of compressed and uncompressed formats using different codecs.

Install mencoder in Ubuntu

sudo-apt get install mencoder

or click on the following link


browse to your directory with the .jpegs in and use the following command

mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -ovc lavc -fps 04 -o x.avi


mencoder "mf://*.JPG" -vf scale=640:480 -o timelapse.avi -of lavf -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mjpeg -lavfopts format=avi -fps xx

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2 Comments to “Ubuntu Tip : Simple way of making a stop animation”

  1. what about pitivi ?
    quite easy to understand

  2. Ignorant Lamb says:

    what is a stop animation?
    I don’t even know what is a running still image

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