From: John Stone (
Date: Sat Nov 23 2013 - 00:05:51 CST

  Did you get your netpbm compilation problem resolved yet?
If you have Mac-specific movie converters on your machine,
you could use them as well. Some of the Apple and Adobe
movie editing packages have features that allow you to load
movies from an image sequence, which you can easily do from
the set of images that the VMD movie maker renders. All you
have to do for this is to uncheck the "delete image files"
option in the movie maker "Movie Settings" menu, and the
individual image files will remain after the movie making
process completes. You can also use the "JPEG frames" or
"TARGA frames" options in the "Format" menu.

  John Stone

On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 02:34:18PM -0800, Tom Haxton wrote:
> After an OS reinstall, I am not able to render movies with VMD, getting an
> error that VMD could not locate ppmtompeg. ppmtompeg is not in
> /opt/local/bin where I expected it. So I tried to reinstall fink and
> netpbm as described in
> But I get the
> error
> bash-3.2$ fink install netpbm
> Information about 8659 packages read in 0 seconds.
> Failed: no package found for specification 'netpbm'!
> I am using VMD 1.9.1 on OS X 10.8.5. Fink itself seems to be working
> because the self update didn't return any errors:
> /usr/bin/rsync -az -q
> rsync://
> /sw/fink/TIMESTAMP.tmp
> I will now run the rsync command to retrieve the latest package
> descriptions.
> /usr/bin/rsync -rtz --delete-after --delete -q --include='10.7/'
> --include='10.7/stable/' --include='10.7/stable/main/'
> --include='10.7/stable/main/finkinfo/'
> --include='10.7/stable/main/finkinfo/*/'
> --include='10.7/stable/main/finkinfo/*'
> --include='10.7/stable/main/finkinfo/**/*' --include='VERSION'
> --include='DISTRIBUTION' --include='README' --exclude='**'
> 'rsync://' '/sw/fink/'
> Scanning package description files..........
> Information about 8659 packages read in 0 seconds.
> No packages to install.
> The core packages have been updated. You should now update the other
> packages using
> commands like 'fink update-all'.
> Does anyone know what I might have done wrong, or if there is a better way
> to get VMD set up to render movies on OS X? Thank you!

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