I am trying to accomplish encoding a video file from a series of images, or even a single image, with an mp3 audio track programmatially. I have tried ffmpeg a billion times in both linux/windows and can't seem to get it to operate the way i want. i found this little gem Code: ffmpeg -r 10 -b 1800 -i %03d.jpg test1800.mp4 which is suposed to create a video from a series of images. it works, but the video looks like it converted the images to negatives. i tried a bunch of tweaks from reading ffmpeg FAQ but still no success really in getting a good quality video. I have also searched endlessly for some kind of class to help me with this but I can't seem to get anything to work (that's free) I am looking to do this in either C# or PHP if I have to. It would be nice to not have to read the entire documentation of ffmpeg to figure this out. The problem is I don't know a ton about video, so I'd have to research half of the documentation to figure out what the hell everything means. Hoping some BH programmers might be able to clue me into something.