need help scripting vlc media player

Posted on 2014-08-06
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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    Accepted Solution

    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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    Assisted Solution

    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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