From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Jul 16 2009 - 11:00:29 CDT

  You will need to install a working version of the NetPBM toolkit in order
to allow the vmdmovie plugin to take care of the entire movie generation
process, as that's the package that the "ppmtompeg" package is part of.
You can also use the movie maker to generate the raw frames for your movie,
and then compress them with the movie encoder of your choice, if you'd rather
not use ppmtompeg, or if you have a more convenient tool (e.g. the Apple
quicktime tools are quite popular).

  John Stone

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:55:57AM -0500, Thomas C. Bishop wrote:
> If I blindly click away to "make movie " in VMD (1.8.6 and 1.8.7 ) it does not
> work.
> The problem appears to be that SUSE does not get ppmtompeg w/ the prepacked
> netpbm (think I got all of these details correct)
> This is what Imagemagik calls to convert to mpeg (again doing this from
> memory)
> Other's have this problem?
> Suggestions? Ideas? Workarounds?
> Thanks
> Toim

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