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Offline niteman1946

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Problem Creating Videos with Blink
« on: 2016 January 11 11:05:37 »
1.  executable file ffmpeg is located in the Pixinsight/bin folder
2.  subs are loaded into the Blink process
3.  Make Video window is opened with following defaults
   Program:  ffmpeg.exe
   Arguments:  -y -r 25 -i Blink%05d.png Blink.avi
   Frame extension:  .png

Hitting "run" will produce the "png" files starting with Blink00001.png.
At the completion of creating the "png" files the Make Video window displays " Could not open 'Blink%05d.png' " :-\

I'm running PI 1195 on a Dell win7, 64bit desktop.
Simply executing ffmpeg.exe outside PI flashes up a window which immediately goes away.
Argument nomenclature is outside my skill level.
Any suggestions/help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Mark

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Re: Problem Creating Videos with Blink
« Reply #1 on: 2016 January 12 07:36:09 »
I dug a bit deeper into the attached discussion and Mike Mythers' comments:
http://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=9125.msg58617#msg58617

Per his recommendation, I down loaded the 64bit ffmpeg and placed it in the PixInsight/bin folder.
I then used the PI default argument and was able to write a "blink" video file.  But it would not run (see attached).
I tried Mike's preferences for the Argument, but again the file would not run.
Any thoughts?
Mark

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Re: Problem Creating Videos with Blink
« Reply #2 on: 2016 January 12 08:34:28 »
Mark

Try using VLC or PotPlayer as the video player instead of Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player may not have the correct codecs to play your video files.

Mike

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Re: Problem Creating Videos with Blink
« Reply #3 on: 2016 January 12 12:43:34 »
Thanks Mike,
PotPlayer plowed through the blink video like a hot knife through butter. :)
I appreciate your coming to my rescue.

As an aside I had also tried something else before your post.  I had taken the blink png files created in PI and loaded them into Windows Live Movie Maker.  I was able to create a video there also.
Just FWIW.

Mark