issues converting sequential images to video
I'm running Ubuntu (Maverick) and decided I'd try and switch my timelapse operation from mencoder to ffmpeg, but I'm unable to get the ffmpeg to accept the sequential images. What I'm using I pulled directly from the FAQ (http://www.ffmpeg.org/faq.html) and ffmpeg is returning the error "No such file or directory."
I'm running the following command from the FAQ with 1 change, that of %05d rather then %03d as I have more then 999 files.
the linking command works fine, and ls /tmp/*jpg shows the sequentially marked img files however ffmpeg returns:
Any notion as to why it's not accepting the sequential files?
[Richard Jeong] "Any notion as to why it's not accepting the sequential files?"
Not sure. I tried to replicate the issue and your line "ffmpeg -f image2 -i /tmp/img%05d.jpg /tmp/a.mpg" worked fine for me.
Maybe try an update.... Not sure what else to offer as I cannot replicate.
I resolved it sort of, instead of doing the link to /tmp I just created a bunch of links to lowercase .jpg files in the same directory as the originals and it works. Not the perfect answer as it would be nice to know why it balks at links in other directories, but this work around seems to be okay.
This is what I'm using and what works.