I mean, how to generate images files from a video like screenshots.

Try with ffmpeg

ffmpeg -i inputfile.avi -r 1 -f image2 image-%3d.jpeg

You can read the documentation here

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    your link seems be broken – Nolwennig Feb 24 '16 at 9:10
  • @Nolwennig. Fixed, not as specific as the previous one but at least is the official documentation and hardly to be broken. – YoMismo Jun 23 '16 at 6:41
  • -r 1 is for the number of images per sec. So for 60ips, or 24, it's -r 24. And to limit the extract, it's -ss [start] -t [duration]. – Sandburg Jun 1 at 21:12

I have just downloaded the latest version of VLC for Windows 32 - 2.1.2 Rincewind and it works fine to do this.


1 - Click Tools > Preferences and click radio button All

2 - Scroll down and click the + sign next to Video to expand

3 - Scroll down and click on Scene Filter and fill in the info for Directory Path prefix (where you want to save frames). Don't click Save.

4 - Scroll up and click on the word Video under Filters

5 - Click the check box for Scene video filter and click Save.

6 - Open and run a video and it will save .png's

7 - To stop saving frames go back to step 5 and uncheck Scene video filter. Easy really once you know where to find the settings.

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