[MPlayer-users] bug taking screenshots with WMV/ASF Files

RC cooleyr at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 13:45:34 CEST 2007

On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 14:23:11 -0700
base64 <basehat at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can anyone suggest an alternative to mplayer that may be able to take
> screenshots at exactly a certain time?  (vlc is much slower than
> mplayer, taking hours on long movies for 1 screenshot)

Those are really the only two possibilities...  Seek to nearest keyframe
(fast) OR Decode the entire video (slow).

Using MPlayer either interactively or in slave mode, perhaps you could
have it seek to about 1 minute before the time you specified, then play
the video until you reach that exact time, and grab a screenshot... 

And please don't top-post in future e-mails.

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