December 22nd, 2009, 02:54 PM
Preview and 'screenshot' of AVI/MPEG files
I wonder if someone can help me, I have some MPEG and AVI files I'd like the visitors to my portal to be able to view through the webpage. I have no idea where to begin (apart from google) but I thought I'd ask here for what it's worth.
I would also like to provide a 'screenshot' of the content if possible. I've taken a screenshot of my Myth TV backend "recorded programs" to show what I mean a little better:-
Sorry if it's a little vague, I know I should be searching google for the answer but I'd like knowledge and advice from you guys as you seem to know what you're on about - you just don't know what you're going to get with a google search!!
Cheers for any tips!
December 22nd, 2009, 04:09 PM
Use something like Flowplayer to play them.
Use something like ffmpeg to create a snapshot of the videos.
December 22nd, 2009, 04:19 PM
You actually want to pull a FRAME from a video, not take a screenshot or a screencap or anything else. That should be one of your search terms.
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December 22nd, 2009, 07:39 PM
Gee guys, thanks for the info .. I've put the flowplayer on the webserver and will have a better bash at it tomorrow as it's 1am here now ....
I think it may be the wrong tool though, the files (something stupid like 3000 of them!) are mainly in AVI or MPEG format; from what I understand flowplayer will only play flv or f4v files which means I either have to convert them (not a good thing!) or find another solution.
The ffmpeg thing I will also try tomorrow.
December 22nd, 2009, 10:30 PM
Moved from PHP to Scripts. Someone let me know if they think this ought to be in Flash rather than Scripts, I was on the fence.
December 23rd, 2009, 01:28 PM
So, just an update, seems embedding a movie file was easier to do than I had expected ...
Now ... about grabbing a random frame from the movie file to use as a screenshot ...