I am trying to make a video with multiple input files. I have a bunch of PNG files and mp4 files and I want to create a video for the duration of my audio file body.mp3

The video should be made using multiple inputs.

  1. file 000000.PNG for duration 17.56
  2. file 01.mp4 (duration ~4.0)
  3. file 100074.PNG for duration 6.12
  4. file 02.mp4 (duration ~4.0)
  5. file 200074.PNG for duration 7.84
  6. file 03.mp4 (duration ~4.0)
  7. file 300074.PNG for duration 11.88

The total video will have only one audio from body.mp3. Assuming body.mp3 duration is equal to all the inputs duration combined (+/- 2.0)

Could you please show me how to achieve this?

Edit: Same resolution for all the input files and same frame rate in all the *.mp4 files. Some times, I may have 04.mp4 and 400074.PNG also.

  • 2
    Same resolution in all inputs? Same framerate in all MP4s?
    – Gyan
    Aug 20, 2019 at 5:32
  • @Gyan Yeah... same resolution for all the inputs and framerate in all the MP4s. I've edited my question to reflect this. Aug 20, 2019 at 12:50

1 Answer 1


Let's say the framerate of the MP4s is 30, then you would use

ffmpeg -i body.mp3
       -framerate 30 -loop 1 -t 17.56 -i 000000.PNG
       -i 01.mp4
       -framerate 30 -loop 1 -t 6.12  -i 100074.PNG
       -i 02.mp4
       -framerate 30 -loop 1 -t 7.84  -i 200074.PNG
       -i 03.mp4
       -framerate 30 -loop 1 -t 11.88 -i 300074.PNG
-filter_complex "[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]concat=n=7:v=1:a=0[v]"
-map "[v]" -map 0:a -pix_fmt yuv420p out.mp4

(All in one line; use single-quotes if you're on linux/OSX)

  • you are a life saver.. thank you very much! Aug 20, 2019 at 17:34
  • Could you please explain what the -filter_complex and -map does? I'm trying to add more inputs(1-8 .mp4 and PNGs) to the above script and it won't encode the newly added inputs. Aug 22, 2019 at 4:11

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