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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    FFmpeg error

    Hi people.
    Have been trying to convert some pictures into a mp4 file. This is what i get:

    nizze@nizze:~/Skrivbord/images$ ffmpeg -f image2 -i img%d.jpg /tmp/a.mpg
    FFmpeg version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-swscaler --enable-pthreads --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libogg --enable-libgsm --enable-dc1394 --disable-debug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libfaadbin --enable-libfaad --enable-libfaac --enable-xvid --enable-x264 --enable-liba52 --enable-amr_nb --enable-amr_wb --enable-shared --prefix=/usr
    libavutil version: 1d.49.3.0
    libavcodec version: 1d.51.38.0
    libavformat version: 1d.51.10.0
    built on Mar 23 2008 22:28:54, gcc: 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu6)
    img%d.jpg: I/O error occured
    Usually that means that input file is truncated and/or corrupted.

    I/O error? I mean, that is the official FAQ way of making things...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

    Re: FFmpeg error

    Are your images in a sequence? You can use gprename or a similar program to rename your files. The easiest way for ffmpeg is to just use numbers and then use the appropriate "%d":
    00n.jpg = %03d.jpg
    000n.jpg = %04d.jpg
    Here's a quick script that will rename all images into a sequence like 0001.jpg. I'm not 100% sure it will do it in proper order, so backup first. It will also not work on files with spaces in the file name and some other characters:
    ls *.jpg | nl -nrz -w4 | while read a b; do mv "$b" $a.jpg; done
    Also make sure there are no missing images from the sequence. For example, if 0018.jpg is missing, then it will stop encoding at that missing frame.

    You can control the frame rate (-r) and bitrate (-b) easily. -f image2 might be unneeded. You also don't need to dump your final movie to /tmp:
    ffmpeg -r 15 -b 800k -i %04d.jpg a.mpg
    Last edited by FakeOutdoorsman; May 14th, 2008 at 07:19 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Re: FFmpeg error

    Thanks for the help mate

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: FFmpeg error

    Thanks for this, really helped me in making a time-lapse movie.

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