> >Is there any unix/X program that allows me to convert
> >a sequence of still images into a movie?
> You might want to look at xanim
I think you can't encode animations from a set of still images
with xanim. xanim is used to play-back alreay encoded animations
such as .fli or .avi.
To encode animations from still images there are two programs I use:
which is part od the mpeg2 package from the
MPEG Software Simulation Group
You can encode an .mpg video from a set of still images.
When you put it on the WEB, almost all browser will start
an external viewer at the client to show the video.
from Mark Podlipec and additions by Rene Mueller
I didn't remember where I downloaded it, but I make it public
for some days at
You can encode so called animated-gifs from a set of still
images in gif format. The result is again a .gif which stores
all images and information on playback speed and loops.
Some WEB browsers support animated gifs and do the animation
where you place the gif on your WEB page.
Of course, MPEG allows you to compress animations and use 24bit
color images, while animated gifs use 8bit colors with a slightly
compression (depends on the images).