[MPlayer-users] capturing and seeking

Martin Collins martin at mkcollins.org
Mon Aug 1 21:03:53 CEST 2005

On Mon, 01 Aug 2005 23:29:08 +1200
keithcsl at ihug.co.nz wrote:

> mencoder tv:// -tv
> driver=v4l:device=/dev/video0:norm=pal:input=0:noaudio -ovc
> lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4v2 -o capture.mpg

If you want to create an mpeg file you must use -of mpeg otherwise
you will get an avi.
> Now, with:
> mplayer -ss 30 capture.mpg
> it does not seek to 30 secs accurately. As a workaround, I
> am temporarily converting to MJPEG:

Try using the lavcopt keyint=1 instead.


PS. Top-posting is lame.

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