[ubuntu-uk] Converting many .jpgs to mpeg4 without using

Toby Smithe tsmithe at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 5 20:47:03 BST 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 08:19 +0100, Martyn wrote:
> When your perl script runs have it make a working directory and then
> symlink (ln -s) every file that matches the criteria into the  working
> directory. Then at the end of the run you'll have a directory with all
> the matching files in it, and you can use ffmpeg on it with a wildcard
> for the input files. When you've created the movie simply delete the
> symlinks. I've used a similar method in the past and it worked for me.
> By symlinking the files instead of copying them you avoid using up
> disk space and the operation should me much quicker.

Hi! I would advocate this, as I just read this thread, and this was the
first method that popped into my head. I can't think of an alternative,
either and it's nice and simple. I'm sure any modern file-system could
cope with this kind of large operation.

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