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matplotlib.animation.AVConvWriter

class matplotlib.animation.AVConvWriter(fps=5, codec=None, bitrate=None, extra_args=None, metadata=None)

Pipe-based avconv writer.

Frames are streamed directly to avconv via a pipe and written in a single pass.

Parameters:

fps: int

Framerate for movie.

codec: string or None, optional

The codec to use. If None (the default) the setting in the rcParam animation.codec is used.

bitrate: int or None, optional

The bitrate for the saved movie file, which is one way to control the output file size and quality. The default value is None, which uses the value stored in the rcParam animation.bitrate. A value of -1 implies that the bitrate should be determined automatically by the underlying utility.

extra_args: list of strings or None

A list of extra string arguments to be passed to the underlying movie utility. The default is None, which passes the additional arguments in the ‘animation.extra_args’ rcParam.

metadata: dict of string:string or None

A dictionary of keys and values for metadata to include in the output file. Some keys that may be of use include: title, artist, genre, subject, copyright, srcform, comment.

__init__(fps=5, codec=None, bitrate=None, extra_args=None, metadata=None)

MovieWriter

Parameters:

fps: int

Framerate for movie.

codec: string or None, optional

The codec to use. If None (the default) the setting in the rcParam animation.codec is used.

bitrate: int or None, optional

The bitrate for the saved movie file, which is one way to control the output file size and quality. The default value is None, which uses the value stored in the rcParam animation.bitrate. A value of -1 implies that the bitrate should be determined automatically by the underlying utility.

extra_args: list of strings or None

A list of extra string arguments to be passed to the underlying movie utility. The default is None, which passes the additional arguments in the ‘animation.extra_args’ rcParam.

metadata: dict of string:string or None

A dictionary of keys and values for metadata to include in the output file. Some keys that may be of use include: title, artist, genre, subject, copyright, srcform, comment.

Methods

__init__([fps, codec, bitrate, extra_args, ...]) MovieWriter
bin_path() Returns the binary path to the commandline tool used by a specific subclass.
cleanup() Clean-up and collect the process used to write the movie file.
finish() Finish any processing for writing the movie.
grab_frame(**savefig_kwargs) Grab the image information from the figure and save as a movie frame.
isAvailable() Check to see if a MovieWriter subclass is actually available by running the commandline tool.
saving(*args, **kw) Context manager to facilitate writing the movie file.
setup(fig, outfile, dpi) Perform setup for writing the movie file.

Attributes

args_key
exec_key
frame_size A tuple (width,height) in pixels of a movie frame.
output_args