[MPlayer-users] helpme

Alejandro Néstor Vargas anv at xnetcuyo.com.ar
Tue Jul 2 23:09:01 CEST 2002

Ednei G. Pereira dijo:
> I'm trying to take a screenshot using mplayer by gimp with video output
> x11
> but when I try the gimp can't do this....
> If anybody can helpme..

There is a good way to take screenshots using mplayer. This is a sample of
making thumbnails for avi or mpg files at 10 seconds from start:

  rm -f 00000001.png 00000002.png
  mplayer -idx -frames 2 -ss 10 -vo png $filea 3>&1 2>&1 > /dev/null
  if [ -f 00000002.png ]
      echo "making thumbnail thumbnail."
      mkdir -p thumbnails
      convert -scale 100x100 00000002.png JPEG:t/$a.jpg
      rm -f 00000001.png 00000002.png

(it seems that mplayer alwais generates one png file for the very first
frame,then we need to use the second png generated)

Alejandro Néstor Vargas
anv at xnetcuyo.com.ar
ICQ: 20528995.
Departamento de Desarrollo
X Net Cuyo S.A.

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