This is going to be short and sweet. I picked it up from a video by the Marvellous Matthew Manning (reminds me of the “marvellous mechanical mouse organ” from Bagpuss – Google it if you need to ask) otherwise known as RaspberryPi4Beginners.
Matt’s made a video which complements several of my recent blogs about the Raspberry Pi Camera. His channel is Raspberry Pi For Beginners, but that doesn’t mean that only beginners can learn something from it. I learnt this alternative way of wrapping an .h264 stream to .mp4. It’s much simpler than using FFMPEG and it worked first time for me. (Apparently Stuart Green @sg_84 figured it out).
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gpac
MP4Box -add filename.h264 filename.mp4
And you can do it all right there on your Raspberry Pi. Nice one Matt. Check out the full video here…
I met Matt at the Cambridge Jam last week. We had a bit of a chat, but not enough. I find Jams a bit hectic (particularly when I have three demos) and although good for initial meet-ups, perhaps not the best places for lengthy discussion. We must meet again soon and have a proper chat!