/etc 2006 Timisoara

one day as seen via webcam

how i did it:
first i saved a lot of images then in september, 2006, that were comming in via the webcam.
then i didnt touch them for 4 years, and now (august 2010) it seems to have become time to make them available.

i work on debian, by the way.

so, first i downloaded a software called stopmotion, http://stopmotion.bjoernen.com/
this should do the trick to make a video out of a lot of single pics (jpg in my case).
it didn't.
then i realized that i'd need a video-encoder as well, so i downloaded first mencoder and then ffmpeg. but still, i couldn't get the software to spit out a movie. in one of the preferences i could though read this information:
mencoder -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4v2:vpass=1 -mf type=jpg:fps=3 -o wished-movie.avi mf://folder/subfolder/*.jpg
i could not type or copy that into anywhere inside stopmotion, but it worked on the command line.

so, i made a backup of the pics, and just tried it out; understanding half of the information, like: jpg:fps=3 means 3 jpgs in one second; tried it out with 8, and whoosh....! quite a flippy gang :)
and - juhu! i had an avi-file.
but that is not very useful in internet-terms. so...
i went on browsing the net, and found this command line:
ffmpeg -i wished-movie.avi -acodec libvorbis -ac 1 -b 768k wished-movie.ogg

now, the next pain in the ass, how to embedd that into the website...
upload it, at vimeo, youtube, ...?
well, yes, hm, could be an option

or, html5 -> there is a video-tag meanwhile
so, this is, what you want to write in your website to integrate video, or audio by the way, works the same

me running down the stairs

<video width="320" height="240" controls="controls">
  <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg" />
  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
Your browser does not support the video tag.



<audio controls="controls">
  <source src="song.ogg" type="audio/ogg" />
  <source src="song.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" />
Your browser does not support the audio element.


found this there:

so, if you think now, that i am good with video...i am not
i am good in copy-paste :)
was fun to find a way around,
now i just miss putting video and sound together

reni, august 2010