[FFmpeg-user] Capture portions of DVD video?

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Dec 10 15:10:37 CET 2011

. <peace <at> aleksandrsolzhenitsyn.net> writes:

> Let's say you're watching a DVD on your computer and want to capture
> part of the video while watching it.

This is not generally possible, because typical video player output modes will
not allow frame grabbing (for performance reasons).

> How can that be done with FFMPEG?

Theoretically with -f x11grab, but mplayer -dumpstream is certainly easier.

Carl Eugen

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