How can I make a video from a sequence of still pictures in PNG format? Something like an animated GIF, just in full-color quality video format.

I'm looking for an Open Source solution for windows.

Thank you very much.

  • free (as in freedom) is more important than open source and is not the same as open source. not all open source software is free as in freedom. Nov 25, 2016 at 9:12

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You can use ffmpeg, a free command-line tool, for this.

Syntax is

ffmpeg -framerate 25 -i img%04d.png video.mp4

where img%04d.png is the pattern mask for a list of image files named

  • don't forget to specify a sane video codec and parameters. defaults are rarely what's appropriate. Nov 25, 2016 at 9:11
  • For MP4/MKV, defaults are decent. They are horrible for MPEG-PS or WebM output.
    – Gyan
    Nov 25, 2016 at 9:12

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