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.
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
just Open the VLC Player > Media>Convert/save or press ctrl+R >add your images > drop down option to play . Done ! :)
Have you ever tried to use some photo slideshow creators to do that? Usually, they can help you make video with images. Sorry, I think VLC is not very intuitive to use.
Some programs you may try to convert JPG to MP4.
LightMV: free and with theme templates.
MP3care: 20 images max, no transitions.
Animoto: with watermark for trial version, can add song to video.
Adobe Spark: with watermark for free user, beautiful templates.
ApowerShow: simple to use, also with watermark if you don't purchase it.