[FFmpeg-user] stepping one frame at a time in ffplay

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Nov 10 11:45:12 CET 2012

Dave Rice <dave <at> dericed.com> writes:


Something unrelated first:
Please remember that not everybody reading this mailing 
list is a (English) native speaker and it is mostly read 
by people in their free time so while too short mails 
are of course very bad and you should typically explain 
what you are trying to do I wonder if the following 
would have been sufficient:
I want to seek forward and backward frame-wise with 
ffplay, this works fine with FCP but I did not find 
out how to do it with ffplay although I read the fine 
documentation carefully.
(Sorry if I miss something, see above for a possible 

You can use "s" to step forward one frame (documented 
at the end of "ffplay -h").
Implementing stepping backwards is not trivial, this 
is a very, very long-known feature request.

Carl Eugen

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