Image MP4 User Interface

This page explains the development of a GUI that enables a non-programmer to :
    - Convert image sequence to an mp4 movie.
    - Compress mp4 file.
    - Convert MOV file to an mp4 movie.

User Interface Overview:
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User Instructions:

Step 1. Installation

 

  • Download all the scripts that are necessary by clicking the 'Download all code"

  • Extract the zip file and put all the scripts in the same directory

Step 2. How to Launch

 

  • Search 'cmd' to open the CMD window or open a terminal

  • Use the cd command to change the directory in which the scripts have been downloaded

  • Use this command to run the script, ffmpeg_utility_ui.py

Step 3. How to Use

 

The User Interface has three (3) different tabs that write an ffmpeg script for different purposes

By clicking the checkbox, it automatically runs the ffmpeg script. If it is not checked, then a .bat file will be created

in the same directory with the original file and you must double click the .bat file to run it manually.

Image Sequence to MP4:

  • Select the 'Images to MP4' tab

  • Click the search button and select the first image of the sequence

  • Check the 'auto run ffmpeg' box to automically run the script (optional)

  • Click the 'Write ffmpeg Script'

  • After running the script, open the directory and an mp4 movie will be created

 

Compress MP4 File:

  • Select the 'Compress MP4' tab

  • Click the search button and select the .mp4/.MP4 file

  • Check the 'auto run ffmpeg' box to automically run the script (optional)

  • Click the 'Write ffmpeg Script'

  • After running the script, open the directory and a compressed mp4 movie will be created

 

MOV to MP4:

  • Select the 'MOV to MP4' tab

  • Click the search button and select the .mov file

  • Check the 'auto run ffmpeg' box to automically run the script (optional)

  • Click the 'Write ffmpeg Script'

  • After running the script, open the directory and an mp4 movie will be created