From: Nathan Kern (
Date: Sun Oct 27 2019 - 11:22:36 CDT


I would strongly recommend that you use ffmpeg manually to make videos.
This is the command I use to make a high-bitrate video from the TGA images
produced by VMD:

ffmpeg -framerate 60 -i frames/frame.%05d.tga -vcodec mpeg4 -b:v 100M

You can play with the settings of course, but this works well generally.

Nathan Kern

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 11:58 AM GRANT KENNY <>

> Hello everyone,
> I am trying to produce MPEG files of my system on Mac-OS, and with my
> installation of VMD seemed unable to do so without downloading a
> third party encoder, in this case ffmpeg. However, my output files seem to
> have quite high compression, making it difficult to view the interactions
> clearly. Are there any preferred encoders to utilize, or any settings that
> I might be able to change which could alleviate this issue?
> Thanks in advance,
> Grant Kenny