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.

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

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.

  • The link you link to is an ad. – Isaac Nov 25 '15 at 10:08

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 ! :)

  • If you want to then clip the resulting video (it seems to make 9second clips by default) then you might want to specify a different video codec other than H264/5/6. I changed to use MPEG-4 at 30fps and only then could I then clip the video shorter. – user765827 Feb 12 '18 at 16:49

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.

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