[MPlayer-users] feature request

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Wed Apr 27 14:27:37 CEST 2005

Johan van den Dorpe wrote:

> Hiya,
> We use mplayer a lot and it does a great job.
> The one thing that everyone here wants from it though, is to be able
> to step through a video frame by frame.
> Do you think that they would be possible?

It certainly is.

 From the man page, under KEYBOARD CONTROL/general control:


     Step forward. Pressing once will pause movie, every consecutive
press will play one frame and then go into pause mode again (any other
key unpauses).


This was once a considerably requested feature, IIRC, but almost
nothing's been heard about it since it was implemented; then again,
that's probably a good sign.

(Something similar can be done indirectly via slave mode, but you can
look up the command for that yourself.)

       The Wanderer

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