# Re: accelerated movies

> What tool did you use to convert BMP files to a MPEG file?

bmp ? do i look like someone who would use micro$oft format ? considering pgm aint much different, i wont argue on that :) so : i save all my picts (a1, a2, a3, ...) in a directory. These are all in the pgm format (man pgm if u installed netpbm for more details). These picture are usually too dark so i run a /whatever_path/ImageMagick/convert -normalize$i $i.pgm;\rm$i
to expand to 255 colors the histograms of all these pictures.
Then just ask mpeg_encode to take all the a*.pgm files and it
will give u the .mpg in return.
Can be viewed using mpeg_play or xanim.
jmfriedt@ens-lyon.fr



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