[FFmpeg-user] Create slideshow with ffmpeg from still images

James Linder jam at tigger.ws
Wed Jul 31 10:07:37 CEST 2013

On 31/07/2013, at 1:06 PM, Andy Civil wrote:

> On 2013-07-31 12:20 AM, thljcl wrote:
>> Is this tool from http://bit.ly/159uJ2e what you are referring to?
> I very much doubt it; I think James was trying to impress us with a 'short' answer, and wasn't specific enough with his recommendation!
> I'm guessing that the one he was referring to is this one:
> http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net/wiki/Main_Page
> It is indeed free, and looks interesting. It's also Linux only; I can't complain about that because I approve of trying to migrate to Linux - but to be honest all my photos and stuff are on a Windows computer so I'd prefer a windows tool, at least for now.
> Also, I note that the dvd-slideshow can do things like the Ken Burns effect. This is very nice for presentation, but obviously kills any idea of saving data by having a whole string of "repeat last image" tokens (or whatever you call them).
> The bottom line is, I'm interested in your method - I just have to update my 7z so that I can uncompress your job files - LOL - but honestly, most people will be less infatuated with data rate efficiency, and will enjoy that dvd-slideshow program.
> P.S. I don't know why you use bit.ly so much, it's OK but I prefer to know where I'm going... I discovered that you can PREVIEW a bit.ly link by adding a simple "+" sign at the end; I'm sharing this gem for others' interest.

Indeed it is (the source forge link)
My wife uses it unchanged on her mac. I venture to suggest that one could run it on winders too.
Since it is command line ffmpeg you may tweek as you see fit, what I was saying is this is a very nice *outta box" solution to a generic problem/need.

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