How to convert JPG to AVI in linux

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How to convert JPG to AVI in linux
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If you have a folder of JPGs that you want to convert into a video AVI slide show, you can use the FFmpeg tool. FFmpeg is a multipurpose multimedia converter that is bundled with many Linux distributions. You can easily install it if isn't already installed. With FFmpeg you can convert a directory of JPGs into an AVI. To convert the directory of JPGs, they must all have the same prefix, for example, "image 1," "image 2," and so on.

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  1. 1

    Open your Linux terminal. This process differs depending on which version of Linux you have. Consult your documentation if you are unsure.

  2. 2

    Type "ffmpeg" and press "Enter" to test if you have the application. If you receive an error, then type "sudo apt-get build-up ffmpeg" and press "Enter." This will set up the software.

  3. 3

    Type the following into the terminal:

    ffmpeg -f image 2 -i /path/to/image/directory/prefix%d.jpg /path/to/destination.avi

  4. 4

    Replace "/path/to/image/directory" accordingly, and replace "prefix" with the image prefix. For example, if images are called "holiday 1," "holiday2" and "holiday 3," then it should read "holiday%d.jpg." Replace "/path/to/destination.avi" appropriately depending on your preference.

  5. 5

    Press "Enter" to create your video from the JPGs.

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