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Re: making movie from eps files

From: Kevin H. Hobbs
Subject: Re: making movie from eps files
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:10:16 -0400

On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 13:58 -0600, Dmitri A. Sergatskov wrote:
> Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> > I have what I think is a good method for producing a movie (an .avi 
> > file) from Octave produced graphs/images.  First, you will want to 
> > convert your .eps files to an image format (.png or .jpg); you can use 
> > "convert" from ImageMagick.  Then you can use mencode (part of mplayer) 
> > to sequence the images into a movie.  
> I tried mencode some time ago. The resulting file would play nicely
> in mplayer, but no any other program I tried on Mac or Windows would
> play it at all...
> Dmitri.

Try different codecs. The default isn't installed on most windows
computers, which makes for bad presentations.  I use:

/usr/local/bin/mencoder -quiet mf://frames/*.jpeg \
       -mf w=640:h=480:fps=15:type=jpg -ovc lavc \
       -lavcopts vcodec=wmv1 -oac copy -o evolve.avi

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