Recently, the time-manager-pugin seems to support video-export on Windows: https://github.com/anitagraser/TimeManager However, I can't find any instructions how to install this feature. I updated to time manger plugin, however, it still mentions "only Linux/OSX" - so how to install or activate this feature?


The pull request with the feature you mention has been merged (https://github.com/anitagraser/TimeManager/pull/295) but there hasn't been a new release of the plugin yet. Therefore, if you want to use this feature already, you need to download the plugin from Github (https://github.com/anitagraser/TimeManager/archive/master.zip) and install it manually (i.e. unpack the zip archive in the QGIS plugin folder).

Update 2019-06-09: I've released TimeManager 3.2.0 with video export on Win now!

The video export is a two-step process: first the image series is exported, then ffmpeg is started to create the video.

Concerning ffmpeg: The tool is available from https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/

Unzip the ffmpeg archive, e.g. to C:\Program Files\ and add the path to the bin library to your Windows Path environment variable:

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Update 2019-10: The video export functionality has been removed in the last release due to issues on all platforms and lack of resources for fixing them.

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  • OK, I see - yes, now, the plugin doesn't mention any more the Linux/OSX-limitation. However, on export, I still get pictures only (png). I installed ffmpeg - however, it mentions requires ffmpag IN PATH - in whicht path, where to define it? - Great job, by the way, the TimeManager-Plugin! – babel Jun 8 '19 at 21:55
  • Wow, thanks for updating the plugin! I have updated it to version 3.2.1. I installed ffmpeg like stated in the instruction above and here: video.stackexchange.com/questions/20495/… Still, I have no video-output. – babel Jun 9 '19 at 20:29
  • PATH\timemanagercontrol.py", line 299, in exportVideo animate.make_video(path, self.exportNameDigits) PATH\animation\animate.py", line 73, in make_video subprocess.check_call([video_script, frame_pattern, outfile]) File "C:\PROGRA~1\QGIS3~1.6\apps\Python37\lib\subprocess.py", line 328, in check_call raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd) subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['PATH\\animation\\video.bat', 'PATH\\frame%03d.png', 'PATH\\out.mp4']' returned non-zero exit status 1. – babel Jun 9 '19 at 20:30
  • In the above error message, I replaced the whole path with PATH because the comment allows only limited no. of characters – babel Jun 9 '19 at 20:34
  • Can you run ffmpeg from the Windows command line? – underdark Jun 9 '19 at 21:33

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