[FFmpeg-user] Capturing a frame from video and resizing it...issue.

Dani A danix4u at yahoo.com
Mon May 25 04:31:33 CEST 2015

I have fixed the command as below:

     On Sunday, May 24, 2015 2:27 PM, Claudiu Rad <jazzman at misalpina.net> wrote:

 On 5/24/2015 8:40 PM, Dani A wrote:
> I am using the below and it is not working:
> ffmpeg -i apple.mp4 -ss 00:00:4 -vframes 1 scale=241:164 apple2.png
> Error:
> [NULL @ 0xc217720] Unable to find a suitable output format for 'scale=320:240'
> scale=320:240: Invalid argument

you definitely have an incorrect command line syntax. the scaling 
details should be preceded by the -vf switch (as this is a video 
filter), otherwise ffmpeg would consider that argument as the output file.
the error message really gave you the hint to the problem.

ffmpeg -i apple.mp4 -ss 00:00:4 -vframes 1 *-vf* scale=241:164 apple2.png


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