Wrtiting AVI files with Python

Anand Pillai pythonguy at Hotpop.com
Wed Jul 30 10:01:17 CEST 2003


AFAIK the only apis in python that come close to being called 
multimedia APIs are PIL and the ming library for reading SWF
files. PIL has support for basic animation like Animated gifs
and Autodesk flc/fli animations but not for the 'heavy' formats
like AVI/MPEG/QT.

  Of course one cannot write a library for managing multimedia
formats like AVI/MPEG in pure python. The best approach is to
borrow some C++ library code and implement a python interface 
for it. Something similar to the spread toolkit for python.
(http://www.python.org/other/spread/)

  I was interested in creating a multimedia library for python for 
handling AVI/MPEG files in this manner by using a widely available
C++/C library and writing a python extension for it. I have not yet
done anything for it. If you plan to write one, please post it here so 
that I can join in or help with the coding.

Regards

~Anand 




touma at eglin.af.mil (JamesT) wrote in message news:<3b24bbb8.0307290957.17a126b8 at posting.google.com>...
> Hi all,
> 
> I looked around for information about how to write AVI files with
> Python but I didn't find any. PIL does not have that feature
> implemented. The closest thing I found what the source code for
> avifile which is in C++. Does any one know if there is such a tool for
> Python or some libraries that I could import and use in my code?
> 
> Thanks,
> JET




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