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Author Topic: video players / how to capture images from video files  (Read 8608 times)

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video players / how to capture images from video files
« on: October 14, 2005, 07:13:57 AM »
Hi,

while I prefer to use http://fileforum.bet...Standard/978385825/1 to view video files (lots and lots of options to control the player with mouse, scroll wheel and keyboard) I needed to try other players to capture an image from a video file.

I tried http://fileforum.bet...Windows/1034861925/1 which has a "Snapshot" option but didn't really let me get a captured image.

Then I tried http://fileforum.bet...BSPlayer/973752711/1 and finally found what I was looking for: just right-click the video --> Options --> Capture frame. BSPlayer will save the images in its own folder.

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Re: video players / how to capture images from video files
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2005, 11:35:33 AM »
I use often VLC, and I used it to get snapshot from videos.
Don't really recall the detailed steps (I'm not on my PC now), but it's definitely possible.

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Re: video players / how to capture images from video files
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2005, 11:44:46 AM »
Would be nice if you could add the VLC details for that later :)

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Re: video players / how to capture images from video files
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2005, 11:47:51 AM »
Sure, count on it! :)

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Re: video players / how to capture images from video files
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2005, 01:27:43 PM »
OK, just checked with version 0.8.2.
Taking a screenshot is super easy, just go to Video - Snapshot.
The saved files goes to the "My Pictures" folder.
To set various parameters (Format, recording ratio, filename prefix), go to Preferences - Video - Output modules - Image file.

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Re: video players / how to capture images from video files
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2005, 12:34:57 PM »
OK, just checked with version 0.8.2.
Taking a screenshot is super easy, just go to Video - Snapshot.
The saved files goes to the "My Pictures" folder.
Thanks a lot! Since there is no "My Pictures" folder on my PC I had to set a new folder in the Preferences, capture an image, check its name and search my HD for images named like that. That way I also found my test captures :) Works great!

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Re: video players / how to capture images from video files
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2005, 10:42:16 PM »
IrfanView (freeware) can capture frames from video.
http://www.irfanview.com/

I think you need to install the plugins to do that.
http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm

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Re: video players / how to capture images from video files
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2005, 09:29:44 PM »
One thing that's cool with BSPlayer is that the captured images can be output in 2 formats "Original size" and "What you see." Original size (hotkey: P) will take the picture at the video's original resolution (no matter how big it is on the screen). What you see (hotkey: Shift + P) will take the pic at the current resolution/size.

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Re: video players / how to capture images from video files
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2005, 09:37:32 PM »
that is nice