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HTML Gallery of Videos from Frame 1 ?

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by 222fbj, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. 222fbj

    222fbj Member

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    I would like to create an html gallery with thumbnails (frame 1 from each video) that link to the video file. I can generate the html, and create the links, using my existing tools. What I need is a way to process a folder and create frame captures from each video. Most of the videos I work with are in AVI, MPG, WMV, and MOV.

    Is there a tool that can batch process a folder and create screen captures?

    Thank You
     
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    celtic_d Regular member

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    You could use mplayer. It can play just about anything and output video frames as png or tga's. Also since it is commandline based it is perfect for batch processing.
     
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    Thanks...but I dont see the necessary commands in Help. Here are the command options:

    Usage: mplayerc.exe "path" [options]
    "path" - file or folder to open (you can use masks).
    /dub "file name" - Load additional sound file for dubbing.
    /sub "file name" - Load subtitles.
    /filter "file name" - Load DirectShow filters from libraries (*.ax or *.dll, masks are usable).
    /dvd - Launches MPC in DVD mode, optional "path" parameter sets DVD folder.
    /cd - Load all AudioCD or (S)VCD tracks, optional "path" parameter sets path to CD.
    /open - Load file but don't start playback.
    /play - Load file and play it.
    /close - Close after the end of playback (works only with /play parameter).
    /shutdown - Shutdown computer at the end of playback.
    /fullscreen - Launch in fullscreen mode.
    /minimized - Launch in minimized state.
    /new - Open new copy of MPC.
    /add - Adds "path" to the playlist, can be used together with /open and /play.
    /regvid - Register video formats.
    /regaud - Register sound formats.
    /unregvid - Unregister video formats.
    /unregaud - Unregister sound formats.
    /start ms - Start playing from "ms" position (ms = milliseconds).
    /fixedsize w,h - Start player with the fixed window size.
    /nofocus - unknown option. If you know its meaning, please e-mail to the author or translator.
     
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    celtic_d Regular member

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    Wrong app, although MPC can output images.
     
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    Doh ! ! !

    I'll be back - hopefully with a solution.;=)
     
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    Update - FYI....

    I've got mplayer and will post the script to create a gallery if I get it to work.

    In the meantime I found Picassa does everything I need and a bit more...so I'll probably go with that solution.
     

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