From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Aug 26 2004 - 14:12:03 CDT

  It would be helpful to know how long (how many frames) the movies
you're making are, which type of movies you're making, and what version
of ImageMagick and/or NetPBM you have installed on your computer. Those
are the factors that'll have the biggest impact on movie speed presently.
The next version of VMD contains an update movie making plugin that runs
much faster (2x as fast) for many common movie types.

  John Stone

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 10:32:03AM -0700, Shirley Li wrote:
> Dear All,
> I would like to create an amination with VMD on Linux computer. I have some problems here:
> 1) It is very slow at importing each single trajectory file (.dcd). The movie generation process in Linux system is also much slowere than that in Windows system. Is it reasonable, or is it caused by any problem with my computer? The memory and disk space in my Linux computer seem to be enough.
> 2) Step 7 (Status: Encoding) seems to take forever and never finish (almost stuck there), and the same situation for the refreshing of my other terminal windows. Does is mean that some softwares are NOT installed in my computer?
> Your help and information will be greatly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Shirley
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