I'd like to turn a sequence of images into a video using FFMPEG. They are numbered but with different "digits". Eg:










The first part consists of 4 digits but due to a very large number of images (more than a million). The number of digits can be up to 6.

after reading this wiki article, the following code didn't work:

ffmpeg -framerate 24 -i a%d.jpg video.webm

Error msg:

Could find no file with path 'a%d.jpg' and index in the range 0-4 a%d.jpg: No such file or directory


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Windows 10

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Under Linux I use such command:

ffmpeg -f image2 -pattern_type glob -framerate 30 -i *.jpg output.mp4

Of course you should add encoder options etc. Or you can add leading 0's (zeros) to filenames, eg.: a000123.jpg instead of a123.jpg. Then -i a%06d.jpg should work.

  • Thank you so much, I'll try this some time later and I'll get back to you Apr 25, 2019 at 13:55

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