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Is this a quick/simple way to convert a bunch of JPG stills into some sort of video file so it can be played back in VLC? If the convertion can be done using VLC, that would be preferred.

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how about using PowerPoint or Windows Movie Maker ? – Raptor Jun 17 '13 at 11:30

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You can use a "stopmotion" maker: here's an overview of them, and one to download: CellSoft Take5 1.30

Even you can also use Picasa 3 which has a feature that does exactly this - basically, it saves the slideshow into a saved video file - works nicely.

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The link you link to is an ad. – Isaac yesterday

I use mencoder to assemble a series of jpeg frames into an avi, which can then be easily played back in VLC

mencoder mf://*.jpg -mf fps=24 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=1:vbitrate=12800:autoaspect=1 -o video.avi

you may want to play with the lavcopts but that should get you going...

ps. I tried to do this with VLC itself but just couldn't figure it out

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