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developerWorks: Create Mosaic Movies with Perl, ImageMagick, and Mplayer

Jul 14, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Mosaic movies are popular in today's television and advertising media due to their visual appeal and suggestions of technological advancement. This article will cover the methods required to create your own mosaic movies using text and graphics as the foreground subject. The background subject images will be composed of a set of frames from your existing video library.

"Using MPlayer to extract frames of any video into jpeg files, we will process the images using a Perl script to composite them into sequence. MPlayer's movie encoder mencoder is then used to assemble the movie frames into an mpeg4 or divx-encoded video stream..."

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