[OS X TeX] Creating movies for embedding in beamer
J. McKenzie Alexander
jalex at lse.ac.uk
Sun Aug 3 22:13:43 EDT 2014
I was wondering what method people use for creating a lossless mp4 file from a PNG image sequence to embed in a beamer presentation. I’m using the ‘media9’ package for displaying the mp4 file using the StrobeMediaPlayback.swf engine as follows:
In the past, I would encode mp4 files using ffmpeg as follows:
ffmpeg -f image2 -r 6 -i image-%03d.png -vcodec libx264 out.mp4
but it seems OS X Mavericks can’t play those files with the default Quicktime player. One has to convert the colorspace to YUV as follows:
ffmpeg -f image2 -r 6 -i image-%03d.png -vcodec libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p out.mp4
which doesn’t seem to generate lossless output (the frames are rather blurry).
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I know that one can use the \animategraphics command from the ‘animate’ package, but that creates rather bloated PDFs.
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