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Old 26 March 2015, 06:21   #1
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Free image and animation converter

I found on aminet two interesting tools for AmigaOS 3, one which convert IFFs to other formats, and other which claims to convert ANIM5 to AVI or MPG and vice-versa...

I dont know if its true, I dont tried it yet. And its localized in german language, but the program is so small, that this should not be a problem.

[EDIT: in the installer you have the option to localize it to english.]

I am sharing this tiny discovery with you guys!


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Old 26 March 2015, 09:16   #2
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Seems that AnimConvert, the above program, cant convert AVI directly to ANIM5, it needs to demux the AVI into IFF frames first. And in the AVI files that it supports there are some bad options, like Cinepak for example (I was expecting at least HuffyUV), and worse, it doesnt convert MPEG2 or MP4.

But for those there is ffmpeg, which I "think", the versions for AmigaOS should handle well. It can be found on aminet together with FFMPEG-Gui.

And with some commercial programs for AmigaOS, is possible to put sound in a ANIM5. But I found for my surprise, that the sound in these ANIM5 are not builtin, interleaved to the video, its fake, and thus get out of sync very easily. They depends on the 8svx file that comes together with the ANIM5 file, at least everything that I saw.

Only CDXL and AVI4HV are interleaved on Amiga.


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Last ffmpeg (ok few week old) support better CLUT animations (such as gif but not only) generation, also palette file is generated.


Alternatively external palette can be used https://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#paletteuse (and this one can be created trough very good scolorq or neuquant - this approach can be used also to create optimal fixed palette of 16/64 colors for HAM animations).

Both can be used to create sequence for Amiga fixed (non HAM) or HAM animations.

If someone is interested i can provide commandline examples (gif conversion).
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