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need help scripting vlc media player

Posted on 2014-08-06
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Last Modified: 2014-09-11
I need to rapidly extract tiny portions of video and save as a video file. Now I wrote a small utility that can save the start and end positions. Is there anyway I can feed them to vlc player and tell it to save those portions of the video.
Question by:Dov_B
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TobiasHolm earned 1000 total points
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If you want to save, or extract, a tiny portion of a video file you can use ffmpeg.

How did you write your small utility? With bash? Does it saves the positions in hh:mm:ss format? Then you can pass those positions to ffmpeg when saving the tiny video clip.
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nickg5 earned 1000 total points
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It sounds like you wish to start and stop at your chosen spots in the video....
1.When you reach the point at which you want your clip to BEGIN, click the [Record] button.
 2.When you reach the point at which you want your clip to STOP, click the [Stop] button.
You will find the recorded videos in [My Videos] folder. The beginning of the file name will be “vlc-record-” and will include the date and time when the video was recorded as well as the title of the original video.

See the above under step #2.


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