How to create MPEG files

Vulpes Velox v.velox at
Mon Jul 12 18:22:42 PDT 2004

On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 13:01:13 +1000 (EST)
Andrew Li <Andrew.Li at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have a set of jpegs and I want to put some animation on it to make
> it a vcd presentation. I know how to turn jpegs into vcd with ffmpeg
> and vcdimager, but I want to create some floating text, pop up
> textbox, etc... using those jpegs and turn it into a movie vcd. Sort
> of like the vcdimager demo vcd.
> Can anyone give me some hints or point me where to look please? I'm
> planning to play the vcd in my friend's wedding, any help is much
> appreciated. Thanks x 100.
> Additional info:
> OS is FreeBSD 4.9 on Celeron 300 128MB RAM

For putting text on the images, there is gimp, which is scriptable,
and iirc imagemajick.

For the conversion, I know mplayer will handle it and then you can
convert to mpeg using ffmpeg.

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