[MPlayer-users] playing, stopping, seeking

steffen stef22 at gmx.de
Wed Jul 10 18:53:02 CEST 2002

Am Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2002 18:29 schrieb Glyn:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Stefan Lange wrote:
> > You can only seek to positions where the file has keyframes. So let's
> > assume your file has keyframes in 5s-intervals, let's say at 33s, 38s,
> > 43s, 48s, 53s and so on
> > then -ss 40 will end up at the closest keyframe, which is in this
> > example 38s
> > with -ss 42 the closest keyframe will be 43s, so you'll end up at 43s
> From my experience, it actually starts from the next keyframe after the
> specified time.  In one file I was using, -ss 10 would start at 10s, but
> -ss 10.5 would start at 20s.  Especially annoying as I was trying to chop
> the beginning 11s in mencoder.  Does anyone know of some way to start the
> encoding at a given frameno, even though the decoding will have to start
> earlier?
> Glyn

Just a guess: using -ni ? 

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