Re: [Rd] SWF animation method

From: Mike Lawrence <>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 13:36:58 -0300

Thanks to Max & Romain for noting alternative methods.

As mentioned in my original post, I've tried the png->imagemagick-  >gif solution and was displeased with quality of the results (using default quality values at least).

Additionally, I disliked the idea (shared with the menconder method) that part of the process involved the creation of a large number of intermediary files which would then have to be deleted at some point. I know 'rm *.png' is as easy as 'rm mypdf.pdf', but the difference in forgetting to do this, from the perspective of gui file browsing at least, is significant.


On 8-Aug-07, at 12:20 PM, Kuhn, Max wrote:

> Also,
> I've used ImageMagick's convert utility to make animated gifs.
> Generate
> a series of files (I used png) and then
> convert -delay 50 -page +0+0 im01.png -page +0+0 im01.png -page +0+0
> im01.png -loop 0 mov.gif
> Max
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Romain Francois
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 11:11 AM
>> To: Mike Lawrence
>> Cc:; John Christie
>> Subject: Re: [Rd] SWF animation method
>> Hello Mike,
>> You might want to give "mencoder" a try. It usually comes with

> mplayer.
>> I did play with it a while ago and was fairly happy with the results.
>> Basically, the idea was to create many jpg files somewhere, which is

> not
>> too hard using the %03d substitution described in ?jpeg.
>> The rest is described here:
>> Cheers,
>> Romain
>> PS: You might find some links in this (not really maintained)
>> webpage:
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