[FFmpeg-user] create an animated GIF from set of images

Eugene Dzhurinsky jdevelop at gmail.com
Thu May 16 22:46:36 CEST 2013

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 11:36:52PM +0300, Andrey Utkin wrote:
> And i believe the problem is with ffmpeg not quite understanding
> input, and involving intermediate AVI conversion is nonsense.
> But you can try to dig deeper and find out how to do, or stick with
> the way shown above.

What I found so far, is

 cat *.png | ffmpeg -c:v png -f image2pipe -r 10 -i - -y test.gif

doesn't work, but

 cat *.png | ffmpeg -c:v png -f image2pipe -r 10 -i - -y test.avi

does the trick - AVI file is created.

So perhaps there's something to be specified for GIF output explicitly?

Eugene N Dzhurinsky

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