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Old 09-14-2004, 06:33 AM   #1
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snap shooting in mplayer


How can i capture a image from the movie played by mplayer?

I went throu mplayer's doc's but didn't find anything useful.
Or maybe i have overseen something, but anyways...

If i start mplayer and then try to grab the screen shoot or window image with Gimp it doesen't work...
It grabs everything except what is shown in mplayer window...

I hope you understand the question.

Old 09-14-2004, 07:04 AM   #2
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Use the import command. For details: man import
Old 09-14-2004, 07:46 AM   #3
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import has the same problem as something like ksnapshot. Using any standard screen capture prog won't work. I'd suggest looking into mencoder (part of MPlayer) or video compositing software. Cinelerra, for instance, can export frames iirc.
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well you can use mplayer to dump frames directly.

mplayer blah.avi -ss 3:23 -frames 10 -vo jpeg

but your normal capture software will work fine if you use a different ivode output method, e.g. -vo x11


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