[FFmpeg-user] Newbie with Anosognosic's Dilemma

Peter Keschner pk at pilzschule-rhein-main.de
Wed Nov 15 08:00:22 EET 2023


I  came to know ffmpeg just a few hours ago
and am trying to work with it,
but something is wrong with my syntax.

Formerly I've worked in Unix (3D-Artist)
and wrote some C-shell-scripts then also.
Means: writing command-lines is not completely unfamiliar to me.
I do something wrong.
I am working (Windows 10) in the right directory
and the files I'm trying to work on are there as well,
e.g.  "Tintgeburt.1081..jpg"

So what I#ve been typing is:
ffmpeg -i TintGeburt.-%03d..jpg TintGeburt.mpeg4
ffmpeg -i TintGeburt-*..jpg TintGeburt.mpeg4
ffmpeg -i TintGeburt.*..jpg TintGeburt.mpeg4

The answer in all cases looks like this:
"ffmpeg version 6.0-essentials_build-www.gyan.dev Copyright (c) 
2000-2023 the FFmpeg developers
   built with gcc 12.2.0 (Rev10, Built by MSYS2 project)
   configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-static 
--disable-w32threads --disable-autodetect --enable-fontconfig 
--enable-iconv --enable-gnutls --enable-libxml2 --enable-gmp 
--enable-bzlib --enable-lzma --enable-zlib --enable-libsrt 
--enable-libssh --enable-libzmq --enable-avisynth --enable-sdl2 
--enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid 
--enable-libaom --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libvpx 
--enable-mediafoundation --enable-libass --enable-libfreetype 
--enable-libfribidi --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvmaf 
--enable-libzimg --enable-amf --enable-cuda-llvm --enable-cuvid 
--enable-ffnvcodec --enable-nvdec --enable-nvenc --enable-d3d11va 
--enable-dxva2 --enable-libvpl --enable-libgme --enable-libopenmpt 
--enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libtheora 
--enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libgsm --enable-libopencore-amrnb 
--enable-libopus --enable-libspeex --enable-libvorbis --enable-librubberband
   libavutil      58.  2.100 / 58.  2.100
   libavcodec     60.  3.100 / 60.  3.100
   libavformat    60.  3.100 / 60.  3.100
   libavdevice    60.  1.100 / 60.  1.100
   libavfilter     9.  3.100 /  9.  3.100
   libswscale      7.  1.100 /  7.  1.100
   libswresample   4. 10.100 /  4. 10.100
   libpostproc    57.  1.100 / 57.  1.100Could find no file with path 
'TintGeburt-*..jpg' and index in the range 0-4
TintGeburt-*..jpg: No such file or directory"

So, please, what would be the right syntax then?
Appreciating already any help
I send greetings to everybody.

Peter Keschner

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