[MPlayer-users] howoto convert single still.png graphic to short raw.dv ?

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Wed Apr 20 20:29:20 CEST 2005

On Wednesday, 20 April 2005 at 20:20, Heitzso wrote:
> Could someone recommend a command sequence to
> go from a single still.png graphic file (generated using
> Gimp in 720x480) to a 10 second raw.dv file that I
> can then use with kino and intermix with other (true
> video captured with dvgrab) raw.dv files?
> The graphic image(s) will say something like "interview
> paused, tape changed", etc.  
> I've spent a chunk of time now digging around on the
> web and have found instructions on setting up menus
> for DVD and to generate mpegX files, but not much
> on the generation of raw.dv.
> I'm also looking for a mechanism to embed a silent
> audio track into the raw.dv file. 
> I've used:
>    encodedv -e 150 -v pause.ppm > raw.dv
> (starting from ppm) but this leaves pops/crackles in
> the raw.dv file.

I guess you could use the single png in multifile mode (mf://)
and set fps to 0.1. Or if having the same fps as in other files
is an issue, make as many copies of that file as needed and name
them sequentially. Then use mf:// mode and set fps accordingly.


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