[MPlayer-users] Misinterpretation about -ss and -endpos used together

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri May 30 23:47:08 CEST 2003

On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 03:55:30PM -0300, Tomas wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
> 	I think there is a misinterpretation by myself on the use of -ss and -endpos 
> switches when used together.
> 	I've expected when I issue a command like that
> 	mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy -ss 10:00 -endpos 20:00 -o output.avi input.avi
> I would get a movie that is 10:00 minutes long. But it isn't what I've got, 
> indeed the movie is 20:00 minutes long. It seems that the "-endpos" switch 
> add this amount of time to "-ss" switch when processing it.
> 	Is this feature corrected? If so, maybe it would be nice to express it on 
> manuals.

This is the intended behavior, altho it's a bit confusing. -endpos
tells where to end in the output as opposed to the input. :) Use
-endpos 10:00 and you'll get 10 minutes, like you want.


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