[MPlayer-users] Using the -vo Option

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 16:55:41 CEST 2005


On 8/19/05, Mark Streatfield <mark-st at moving-picture.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using mplayer version 0.90 on a Fedora Core 1 install of Linux.
> I am trying to extract a jpeg frame sequence from a quicktime.  I can do this
> using the following:
> mplayer -frames 1 -vo jpeg myquicktime.mov
> However, I do not want the frames to be placed in the current directory.
> According to the documentation (
> http://mplayerhq.hu/~diego/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html#VIDEO%20OUTPUT%20DRIVERS%20(MPLAYER%20ONLY))
> I can change the output location using:
> -vo <driver1[:suboption1[=value]:...],driv- er2,...[,]>
> So I run:
> mplayer -frames 1 -vo jpeg:outdir=/usr/people/mark-st/ myquicktime.mov
> However this does not work, with mplayer giving the error:
> Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
> JPEG Unknown subdevice: outdir=/usr/people/mark-st/
> but outdir is listed as a valid subdevice of jpeg in the docs.
> Can anyone help me with this.

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