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Making Video on Windows doesn't work

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Hi Marco,

I’ve encountered a problem with the Video class:

If I make a video with code similar to the one provided in the example, I get different behaviours depending on the OS:

On Mac it works fine, it creates the video and it’s all good. On Windows it creates a video where the frames are either black or messed up.

I’ve become convinced that the problem is with the ffmpeg command in Video.close(), but was unable to find a fix. It should be something about the codec and pixel format used, but I’m unsure about what the solution is.

I should also add that I’ve tried updating ffmpeg to the latest build but that doesn’t change anything.

I don’t know if the Video class changed recently, but I think I was able to create videos on windows in the past, and I haven’t changed anything on my machine. The only change is that I’m using a more recent version of vtkplotter.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:8 (7 by maintainers)

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FedeClaudicommented, Apr 9, 2020

sure, this is a bunch of utility functions to create videos with opencv:

And this is the brainrender class that handles creating a video (mostly builds upon the vtkplotter video class):

BasicVideoMaker.close() uses opencv VideoCapture to create a video stream from the saved screenshots and then a VideoWriter to save them as a .mp4 or .avi video. Let me know if there’s anything that is not clear.

FedeClaudicommented, Apr 16, 2020

Cool, nice stuff!

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