[MPlayer-users] Generate jpeg preview of mpeg clip

mpl at techmx.com mpl at techmx.com
Sun Apr 20 16:38:07 CEST 2003

On Mon, 21 Apr 2003, Joonas Koivunen wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Sunday 20 April 2003 17:16, mpl at techmx.com wrote:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > Sorry i'm bit slow on these things, could you please make 1 more example,
> > if its not too much trouble.
> >
> > Thanks for reply
> i'm still watching BoB's, so no example, i don't wanna open another terminal.
> hint: find a way how to seek into the position where from you'd like to get
> your thumbnail (by seeking time or bytes, dunno which works better for you).
> then create some fancy named temporary dir under the dir where's your video
> file and cd it. after which, use there that specific video output to a file
> and add -nosound to lower cpu stress, as outputting and compressing a file
> creates a lot of it. after few seconds running of mplayer with somewhat low
> framerate, you'll have a directory full of .jpg files, where from you'll have
> to make your pick.
> i'm not saying i'm right :) i don't recall doing this ever by myself, this is
> just something i remember from when i tried out mplayer's different vo's at
> one night.
> -rzei
yeah starts making sence hehe mencoder 1.mpg -vo jpeg
makes loads of jpegs, is there way to make only one, say
5th frame :)

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