MPP - A preprocessor tool for creating MPEG and other movie streams
MPP stands for Movie PreProcessor. It prepares a set of images for inclusion
into a movie. Mpp was written to allow the processing of heterogeneous
material (e.g. images with different sizes and file formats, text pages
in yet another format) into a homogeneous set of frame files. It is also
does some basic title generation. Mpp does the following processing of
MPP is written in Perl and requires
version 5.003 or higher. It also used Jef Poskanzers pbmplus library and
the mpeg_encode program
available from the University of Berkeley. You can have a look at the MPP
man page or grab the complete MPP program (which
contains the man page in POD format).
Convert images from different formats into a single common format. The
recognition of many image formats is automatic.
Scale images of different sizes to a single common size with several possible
Create empty frames of any color.
Paste text into frames - thereby creating titles and more.
Paste other images into frames. The paste can be masked, so that you may
create titles with any text processing or drawing program and paste them
Multiplicate a single frame (with links -> no extra disk space required)
in order to have it incorporated several times in a movie (still frames
and/or slow-motion effects).