[MPlayer-users] -sb broken?

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Thu Aug 24 23:29:46 CEST 2006

Kevin DeKorte wrote:

> Marco Trudel wrote:
>> Sorry, my question was unspecific. It should have been "Is there a
>> way to load a movie withhout playing it directly". I need this
>> because I wish to make a screenshot from the middle of a video.
>> Because I don't know the length, I've to jump relativly to the 
>> middle. As far as I see, the only way to do that is the "seek 50 1"
>> command in slave mode...
>> Looks like I have to start mplayer to get the length of the video
>> in seconds and start it again with "-ss length/2".
> Marco,
> A command like this works well to get the media info
> echo quit | mplayer -slave -identify -vo null -ao null Movies/TheHunt.divx

Actually, 'mplayer -identify -frames 0' works just as well.

       The Wanderer

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