From: Bjoern Olausson (
Date: Mon May 10 2010 - 08:37:58 CDT

On Monday 10 May 2010 14:28:24 David Poger wrote:
> Dear VMD Users,
> I'd like to create an AVI movie starting from frames in the PNG format. So
> far, using QuickTime Pro, I've only managed to get a movie with a very
> poor quality. I generally create movies in the MOV format and the final
> quality of the movies is always very high, close to quality of the initial
> frames (rendered with POV-Ray). What setting should I use for AVIs? or is
> it normal that my AVI movies look so bad (somewhat inherent to the AVI
> comprerssion)? Thanks for your help.
> David

Render the images with ${whatever}, run my script "" on the
resulting images. Find it here:

Comment out the formats you don't like, tweak the video codec settings to fit
your needs.

The script needs "mencoder" which normally comes with "mplayer" on most Linux

Kind regards
Bjoern Olausson

Bjoern Olausson
Martin-Luther-Universitšt Halle-Wittenberg 
Fachbereich Biochemie/Biotechnologie
Kurt-Mothes-Str. 3
06120 Halle/Saale
Phone: +49-345-55-24942