[FFmpeg-user] FFplay questions

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 12:31:41 CET 2016

On 2/5/16, Christoph Gerstbauer <christophgerstbauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> 1.) The positioning with ffplay via the Videpicture clicking works very
> fast.
> I click into the picture and immediately I get to the percentual
> position (100 percent= width of the video window) of the video.
> When using the comando -ss It take longer as logn the file is.
> Examples: 30min file -> very fast
> 4h file (avi, huffyuv) -> 2 seconds waiting time.
> It it possible to speed the seeking time via -ss up so that I get a
> reaction time like via clicking into the videopicture?
> 2.) Is there a shortcut to go one frame backward?
> Only forward is possible by using the S key.
> Backward would also be very helpfull.
> I got the recommendation, that I should not use FFplay as VideoPlayer.
> And is there a player alternative outside which can be used als
> alternative to VLC, MPlayer oder FFplay?
> Usecase: I want to play and seek frame by frame inside of video files
> like AVI with huffyuv, or MXF with MPEG2.
> And the seeking should work very fast, also with longer files (4h).


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