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    Merging sound and image files into video

    Yeah, it's me again with a different kind of problem

    I have the need to create a video file by putting together a music file I recorded and put image files on top of it as a kind of a slide show. I've already tried using WinFF and OpenShot and neither will work, as the file types I have to work with are wav and jpg.

    OpenShot only wants to work with PNG files, so I'm a bit stumped. Any ideas??

    I know I could make this with Windows Movie Maker, but I completely abhor using Windows, which is why I come to you great people here.

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    Re: Merging sound and image files into video

    Try imagination from the repos. It looks as if it works on all image file types, though I admit I've so far only used it for jpg files from my camera.
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    Re: Merging sound and image files into video

    Thanks, I'll give that a go

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    Re: Merging sound and image files into video

    No, it's exceedingly difficult to get a video editor that works for you so keep the one that works and that you are familiar with.

    Just convert the .jpg files to .pngs. There are lots of ways to do it. The way I would do it is to use ImageJ. That's not necessarily the simplest or most efficient way, but it's what I happen to have on my computer, and it works. Just open the .jpg and save as .png.

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    Re: Merging sound and image files into video

    Quote Originally Posted by VanillaMozilla View Post
    Just convert the .jpg files to .pngs. There are lots of ways to do it. The way I would do it is to use ImageJ. That's not necessarily the simplest or most efficient way, but it's what I happen to have on my computer, and it works. Just open the .jpg and save as .png.
    One at a time? Sounds like too much work for me. Remember, laziness can be a virtue (or easily confused for a desire for efficiency):

    Using graphicsmagick:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install graphicsmagick
    cd my-jpg-images
    gm mogrify -format png *.jpg
    Using imagemagick:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install imagemagick
    cd my-jpg-images
    mogrify -format png *.jpg
    Graphicsmagick is usually faster then imagemagick in my experience, but they're both good.

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned Kdenlive as an editor.

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    Re: Merging sound and image files into video

    and one more vote for kdenlive drag pictures [any format] in and stretch to the duration you seek and add your music and export in pristine mkv. haaaa
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    Re: Merging sound and image files into video

    Quote Originally Posted by redaxe90 View Post
    I've already tried using ... OpenShot and neither will work, as the file types I have to work with are wav and jpg.

    OpenShot only wants to work with PNG files...
    Wait, what? OpenShot only work with PNG files and won't allow you to import JPGs? Sorry but that's just pure nonsense. OpenShot imports JPG files just fine. I don't think it's an OpenShot issue at all.
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    Re: Merging sound and image files into video

    Indeed it is nonsense. I just tried it. There's no problem whatsoever.

    Maybe there's a library missing. Missing non-free codecs?
    Last edited by VanillaMozilla; October 30th, 2012 at 09:18 PM.

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