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Module for script-based video editing

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MoviePy (full documentation here_) is a Python module for script-based movie editing.

It can read and write to many formats, `including animated GIFs <http:"" blog="" 2014="" 01="" 23="" making-animated-gifs-from-video-files-with-python=""/>`_, and enables basic operations (cuts, concatenations, title insertions) to be done in a few lines. It can also be used for advanced compositing.

A typical MoviePy script looks like that: ::

from moviepy.editor import *

# Load myHolidays.mp4 and select the subclip 00:00:50 - 00:00:60
clip = VideoFileClip("myHolidays.mp4").subclip(50,60)

# Generate a text clip (many options available ! )
txt_clip = TextClip("My Holidays 2013",fontsize=70,color='white')
txt_clip = txt_clip.set_pos('center').set_duration(10)

# Overlay the text clip above the first clip
final_clip = CompositeVideoClip([clip, txt_clip])

# write the result to a file in any format
final_clip.to_videofile("myHolidays_edited.avi",fps=25, codec='mpeg4')

MoviePy is an open-source software originally written by Zulko_ and released under the MIT licence.
The project is hosted on Github_ , where everyone is welcome to contribute and give feedback.

Download and Installation

MoviePy requires the Python modules Numpy_, Decorator_, and tqdm_. All of these will all be automatically installed during MoviePy's installation.

You will also need a **recent version** of the software ffmpeg_ , preferably downloaded directly from the ffmpeg website.

If you intend to use advanced features you must install a few other dependencies like ImageMagick_ , Pygame_ etc. (see `the docs <http:"" moviepy="" install.html="">`_).

First installation method : if you have ``pip`` installed, just type this in a terminal (sudo is optional on some systems) ::

(sudo) pip install moviepy

Second method : by hand. Download the sources, either on PyPI_ or (if you want the development version) on Github_, unzip everything in one folder, open a terminal and type ::

(sudo) python install

Linking to ffmpeg

If you put have a ffmpeg binary in you executable folder (on Linux it will be ``/usr/bin``) it will be detected automatically by MoviePy. Else make sure that MoviePy can locate ffmpeg on your computer by running the script ``moviepy/`` that is in the sources. It it fails, then you must enter the path to the FFMPEG executable in the first line of this file ::

FFMPEG_BINARY = path/to/your/ffmpeg

.. _PYPI:
.. _Zulko :
.. _Github:
.. _here:
.. _`download MoviePy`:
.. _`OpenCV 2.4.6`:
.. _Pygame:
.. _`Numpy`:
.. _`Scikit Image`:
.. _Decorator:

.. _ffmpeg:
.. _ImageMagick:  
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  • Author: Zulko 2014
  • Keywords: movie editing film mixing script-based
  • License: see LICENSE.txt
  • Package Index Owner: Zulko
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