Windows 10: AVI frame to still image?

  1.    24 Feb 2018 #1

    AVI frame to still image?

    Please, how do I go about converting an AVI frame to a still image easily? So far nothing seems simple.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,847
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Feb 2018 #2

    I use a free Open Source command line utility called FFmpeg for most of my video processing and editing.

    One of its options is to convert a video into a sequence of individual images (it can also do the reverse, turn a sequence of images into a video). To extract half a second's worth of .png images from an AVI video starting at 5 minutes in, the command line would be:

    ffmpeg -i input.avi -ss 300 -to 300.5 image%d.png

    The %d is replace by a number, for a 25fps video this command will produce images named image1.png to image12.png

    Note that if the video is widescreen (16:9) you may find the aspect ratio of the extracted needs adjusting because the pixels in the original video are not 'square' (they get stretched by the codec when you watch the video). FFmpeg has a 'scale' video filter (-vf) that can adjust for that. You may need to work out from the size of the video frame and the aspect ratio exactly what figures to use. As an example:

    ffmpeg -i input.avi -ss 300 -to 300.5 -vf scale=1280:720 image%d.png

    Working from a command line is fiddly, but FFmpeg is very powerful, so I find it's worth the effort.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    24 Feb 2018 #3

    VLC at Official download of VLC media player, the best Open Source player - VideoLAN will also allow you to select a frame from any video as a still
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 Feb 2018 #4

    Most decent media players can save stills or screenshots.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Potplayer.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	114.0 KB 
ID:	178420

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Light Alloy.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	77.4 KB 
ID:	178421
    Shotcut (video editor)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Shotcut.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	59.1 KB 
ID:	178422

    If you use WMP then I think you're stuck with snipping tool or PrintScreen options.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Ghost frame on desktop. help! in General Support
31928 Hello, on my windows 10 I got this weird ghost frame on my desktop. if I click Win + D. it disappears. but if I open any pregame. it comes back. anyone knows what that is?
Frame drops in Graphic Cards
What are the best ways to stop/prevent frame drops in games. For example I have a Asus OG Strix 4gb Radeon RX470 but in games like Overwatch whenever I jump into the action my frames start to plummet
I want to know if their is any way to change the circle picture to the Windows Vista / 7 style Aero frame? By that I mean this: EDIT:...
Frame rate in Gaming
I have a strange problem. problems I have playing Battlefield 4 sometimes the computer will buzz and then blue screen and sometimes it will buzz and I just lose sound, also playing Star Wars Battlefront frame rates will drop to 12 I can...
Hello .. I make themes for Windows 10 ... At the moment, it looks like this; But I want to do so; I wrote what I want on the picture. Who really know the person, I...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35.
Find Us