It says that the codec is "optional" but when I leave it out I get an error stating the value is not a member of Microsoft Video 1 etc...
When I leave the "Microsoft Video 1" in the code, the video is exported but when I try to play the video I get an error saying the file type is supported by the playet but the file was compressed using codec that is not supported. I'm using Windows Media player,
Posting on this thread to subscribe and follow along because I suspect this topic will continue on for a while. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there has been a whole lot of user-experience postings on this topic and can be difficult to get help.
Also: I am doing much of my time-series animation work (interpolation results) manually but experiencing a lot of frustration getting things just right. I end up jumping between the Time Slider component and the Animation toolbar as they seem to work hand-in-hand. As well as the time properties of the raster(s) themselves.
Q: Are you using a Raster Catalog? Q: Have you done what you want manually before attempting to script the process?
This has been my workflow, which seems to be a great choice. However, my next step is to script'ize as much of this as possible -- hence my reason for posting on this thread (again sorry for not posting direct answers).
1. Generate a FGDB of all my Raster Datasets 2. Create a Raster Catalog and populate with the individual Rasters 3. Add a "Time" field and populate with consecutive dates (python/field calculator) 4. Set the time properties when adding the Raster Catalog to the TOC 5. Symbolize the raster catalog 6. Use the tools on the Time Slider to add the date/time stamp to the layout 7. Use the Animation Toolbar to export to Video (accepting the defaults).