Let's say you have 24 .png graphics files you have generated in Matlab. You would like to view them as an animation, so you convert them to a movie format like .avi or .mpeg, with each graphics file being a separate frame of the movie.
There are three problems with the resulting movie:
(1) You find you can't view it on certain platforms or without installing a particular piece of software; bewildering messages about "missing codecs" appear on your screen when you try to view the movie on a Linux machine.
(2) The movie file is HUGE, despite consisting of only 24 frames.
(3) The image quality is much worse than in the original graphics files.
jsanim.m has numerous options, but at its simplest, it can be called with the syntax:
where fileList is a cell array of filenames of image files. The resulting html file can be opened in a Web browser.