Mario Valle Web

The problem

The Data Analysis & Visualization Services of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) helps the Swiss research community to present and visually explore the results of their studies. One of the services most requested is the production of movies from simulation results, especially from Molecular Dynamics. The computation platform is normally Linux, but the platform on which the movies are viewed is mostly Windows.

Those requirements made me explore various options, and mencoder application has been the best one found. So I started various test to find the best parameters and setup for our needs.

Here you find material related to mencoder usage that I find useful mainly for my work.

The mencoder related material available

First a disclaimer. Mencoder development is very fast and my understanding of its nuances also. So the following pages are a bit outdated. Currently I'm reviewing all my mencoder experiences to rewrite them, but be patient.

Please let me know if you have suggestions or more experiences.