[FFmpeg-user] Feature request: -number_range

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 00:17:58 EET 2017

2017-11-26 7:32 GMT+01:00 Michael Koch <astroelectronic at t-online.de>:
> The option "-start_number_range" is only used when searching for the first
> image of a sequence. I propose to add a new option "-number_range" that
> specifies the number of trials if the next image in a sequence isn't found.
> For example, when making a timelapse from hundreds of images, it may be
> necessary to exclude a few images from the sequence. But we can't simply
> delete these images, because ffmpeg will stop if the next image isn't found.
> Possible workarounds are duplicating one of the neighbor images, or renaming
> all subsequent images. With the proposed option ffmpeg would just skip the
> missing images.

I fear this is non-trivial, feel free to open a ticket.

Carl Eugen

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