I did exactly the same, but with bigger pictures (1MB each!) and nearly
a 1000 too. ImageMagick crashed on the server I used it on (suppsoedly a
server designed for intensive computation at my university don t know
exact specs). I got a bus error after a while. Running it again would
just let me get a message like "cannot open file" "too many files open
at the same time".
So what I did is give up under Linux (can t really install new programs
on thos machines). I took a utility I found on tucows, called JPEGvideo.
This is a nice program, doing the job (but nothing fancy). But as I
said, it works under Windows.
So this message just to say that for once, there is a solution in the
dark side of the force.
> I'm grabbing every N sec one picture from our outdoor * and save it to a
> named directory on our webserver (Linux, AthlonXP, 512 MB).
> I want to convert the pictures of one or more day(s), i.e. more than 1000 jpegs
> (each nearly 70 kB) to a single mpeg-movie-file.
> Using 'convert' from ImageMagick terminates abnormally after nearly 400
> Changing to another system (2xAthlonXP 1800+, 1 GB RAM, 3 GB Swap) terminates
> also after 700-800 images.
> Are there other (free !!) tools for Linux-systems to convert such images ?
> Thanks for any hints.