[FFmpeg-user] image sequence index from image to video

Víctor Paesa victorpaesa at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 30 20:54:23 CEST 2012


On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 09:12, Kevin MacPhail wrote:
> A patch to allow ffmpeg to work with any starting frame number was
> submitted to the ffmpeg developer mailing, but it didn't go any farther
> than that: http://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/247
> If you can't rename the files a common approach is to create a temp folder
> with a sequence of symbolic links starting with frames 0001,0002,...
> pointing to frames 1325,1326,...
> Best of luck,
> -Kevin
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Joana Moll wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm making a video from an image sequence, the problem is that the image
>> sequence doesn't start at 001.jpg but at 1325.jpg . I can't rename these
>> files. Is there any ffmpeg command that allows to build a video from an
>> image sequence which doesn't begin at 01?

Since April, 2012, ffmpeg accepts more sophisticated glob input
patterns (wildcards) for images.

Look for "globbing" here:


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