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VCD Still Images Extraction

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by cookieman, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. cookieman

    cookieman Member

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    Hi there...have looked everywhere to see if there is an answer to this. I created a VCD from still images [jpeg]. I used Nero to create the VCD and it worked wonderfully...now I need to extract these still images back out of the VCD file as I have[ahem..]'misplaced' the original files...and this is the only place they are!!...so my question is can it be done? [BTW have tried to change .dat file to mpeg and this hasn't worked :(]
     
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    jnihil Moderator Staff Member

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    vcdgear will convert your .dat file to .mpg, and tmpgenc can output this mpg into bmp/jpg.
     
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    Okay..thanks for this...change from DAT to MPEG went fine...the next step seemed to be working okay but I noticed I was getting literally thousands of images out...each time I get several jpgs for the same picture [which weren;t great quality]...I understand why this happening but is there any other way just to extract a single image?
     
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    jnihil Moderator Staff Member

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    It does, doesn't it?

    Players such as WinDVD have a image capture feature. Otherwise you can use tmpgenc's preview option, ctl-c to copy the image to the clipboard, and save to a file using your favourite still image program like photoshop.
     
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    Alright....I can do that...I'm just glad there was a way to get them back out...I was beginning to give up hope!!
     

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