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I wish to export all frames of an MPEG video as individual frames. How can I do this?

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Export it from any transcoding software to a frame by frame format such as motion JPEG or an actual image sequence.

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MPlayer has GUI and command line options to extract JPEGs for frames. You could give it the following command line, for example, to get 1000 frames out of the specified video:

mplayer -vo jpeg -frames 1000 my_video.mpg
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I wish to extract the reference frames and intermediate frames. How to do it ? – Srini Vas Jan 28 '14 at 14:59

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