• Status Requires testing
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  • Task Type TO-DO
  • Category General
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  • Severity Medium
  • Priority Medium
  • Reported Version 1.13.4
  • Due in Version 1.14
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: vcs
Opened by outlyer - 23.06.2024
Last edited by outlyer - 25.06.2024

FS#384 - Use magick command with ImageMagick 7

Originally reported by Pär:

Recently got an update of ImageMagick:
$ magick --version
Version: ImageMagick 7.1.1-33 Q16-HDRI x86_64 22263
Copyright: (C) 1999 ImageMagick Studio LLC
Features: Cipher DPC HDRI Modules OpenCL OpenMP(4.5) 
Delegates (built-in): bzlib cairo djvu fftw fontconfig freetype heic jbig jng jp2 jpeg jxl lcms lqr ltdl lzma openexr pangocairo png raqm raw rsvg tiff webp wmf x xml zip zlib zstd
Compiler: gcc (14.1)
Because of that, the "convert" command now gives a deprecation warning:
WARNING: The convert command is deprecated in IMv7, use "magick"
Trying to do that, replacing all the calls to 'convert' for 'magick', the temp images seem to be problematic (I've added a few printouts of the suspected code blocks):
[i] Capturing in range [04:49.49-19:17.95]. Total length: 20:25.35
[i] Generating capture #1/4 (04:49.49)...
magick: no images found for operation `-geometry' at CLI arg 7 @ error/operation.c/CLIOption/5479.
magick: magick -background 'transparent' -fill 'transparent' '/dev/shm/vcs.SGteWR/vcs-ZQ0dJj-cap-000001.png'   \( -geometry 267x200! \)  -flatten   \( -box '#000000aa' -fill 'White' -stroke none -pointsize '9'     -gravity 'SouthEast' -font '/usr/share/fonts/TTF/DejaVuSans.ttf' -strokewidth 3 -annotate +5+5     ' 04:49.49 ' \) -flatten -gravity None  -flatten  \( -background black +clone -shadow 50x2+4+4 -background none \) +swap -flatten -trim +repage  -flatten  '/dev/shm/vcs.SGteWR/vcs-zQhKDd.png'
If I try to cp those two temp images on the line below the 'magick' command, they become 0 byte files.
The video renderer ffmpeg has also gone through a couple of steps of upgrades over the years, I now have:
$ ffmpeg -version
ffmpeg version n6.1.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2023 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 13.2.1 (GCC) 20230801
So commands like '-vframes' is now '-frames:v' and so on. No errors, just friendly suggestions in the man page. I replaced those also, but still the same problem.
I should have listened more carefully when our kindergarten teacher went through Bash. ;) IOW, I'm sure it's something simple I am not understanding.
N.b. I can still use vcs with the normal 'convert' command, but depending on how "militia force" serious the ImageMagick gang is going to be about deprecation warnings and removal of old code, it might stop working at some point in the future and I think that would be sad.
Any ideas? Thanks! :)
The task blocks this from closing
ID Project Summary Priority Severity Assigned To Progress
153 vcs FS#153 - Release 1.14 Defer Very Low outlyer


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