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Old 07-21-2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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Trying to break up a movie into its component frames?


My problem is this - I'm trying to use mencoder/mplayer to take a movie (say an AVI) and break it up into separate still images of its frames (say JPEGs or something). I know how to take a bunch of images and turn them into a movie, but I haven't yet figured out how to take the movie and turn it into a bunch of images.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Old 07-22-2005, 12:55 AM   #2
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you can use

mplayer -vo jpeg yourmovie.avi

make and cd to a dedicated directory, it generates a lot of files.

Have fun,
Old 07-22-2005, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks, that worked!
Old 07-22-2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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What worked for me too was playing a video in the command line (without X on)


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