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Random video notes:

When mastering with Cinelerra I find that loud audio tracks often clip when rendering even when the original audio does not. When this occurs, it's easy enough to replace the generated audio output with original pristine audio using mencoder.

mencoder -audiofile ../Music/startingover_show.wav -oac copy  -ovc copy over_again.dv -o starting_over_cmdline.dv

Actually the above estimated the incorrect duration of the song, causing the song to end early. This takes longer to render but gives me the correct result.

ffmpeg -i ../pretty_show.wav -i  pretty_min2.dv -map 1:0 -map 0:0 modified.dv

Convert frame rate with -r:

devin@studio:~/Video$ ffmpeg -i thursday1.avi -r 25 thursday1.mpg

Convert directories of jpegs into avi file:

mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -mf fps=10 -o test.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4v2:vbitrate=800

Best avi to mpg results:

mencoder -nosound -ovc lavc claymation.avi  -o claymation.mpg

Grab output of mplayer with recordmydesktop:

# start mplayer
mplayer -loop 0 -vo aa:bold 2010-06-24-210644.ogv

# get window id

# record with captured id
recordmydesktop --windowid 0x3c00002

Final dv to mpeg 4:

mencoder video.dv -mf fps=25 -o video.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 -oac mp3lame

Extract bitmaps from video

First, attempting to 8-bitify images by shrinking and losing resolution and reducing frame rate to drop most frames:

ffmpeg -i intel.avi -r 4 -s 24x24 intel8bit.avi

Extract bitmap images:

ffmpeg -i intel8bit.avi -f image2 foo_%5d.bmp

Note that I then took each image into Gimp and used Desaturate to convert to grayscale, then Levels to reduce image to pure Black or White.

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