I needed to make an animated screen shot (e.g., like a movie) of my terminal
to send to someone. I found
http://linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2004/03/04/screen_capture_movies.html which works ok in general. It uses image magic "convert" to convert a bunch
of miff files into an mpeg. Theoretically this should work but after a
while it gives me an error message like "delegate mpeg2encode failed .. not
I did a search for mpeg2encode for Linux CentOS 4.8 (what my machine is
currently at) but could not find it. I did find mpeg2enc from the mjpeg
package. So I built it and linked it, but it was called incorrectly.
The original mpeg2encode is called as
mpegencode inputfile outputfile
however, mpeg2enc has different parameters. I figured out to use "-o output"
for the output file name, but I cannot figure out what parameter to
specify for the input (I made a dummy mpeg2encode to call mpeg2enc the
correct way). I tried