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Video players that have frame by frame playback feature [closed]

Video players that have frame by frame playback feature [closed]

What video players out there exists that have frame by frame playback feature ?

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Total answers/comments: 5
Guest [Entry]

"SMPlayer can do that.

Pause the movie

from the menu choose Play > Frame step or press . (dot)

SMPlayer is free and open source. a portable version is also available."
Guest [Entry]

"I've landed on this page quite often when trying to watch video clips frame by frame. Having tried many of the suggestions, I'm still frustrated with the lack of availability or ease of use of such a feature, which I find indispensable in an analytic environment (I'm not trying to go frame by frame on Leia's slave costume).

Today having tried VLC only to discover it has a frame by frame forward but not backward, and subsequently landed on the VLC forums where many users ask for the feature, I learned something. It is apparently not an easy thing to do for certain codecs (as far as I can tell, the ones designed for streaming, or ""multi-frame"" compressions). For example, ImageJ will save AVI files which are evidently a sequence of JPEG images more or less concatenated into a single file. So here frame by frame is easy---the ""codec"" is ""frame based"". Take an MPEG movie, where if, on frame 512, the top left corner has not changed since frame 265, video players are unable to go backwards and render the image correctly for frame 511 without theoretically loading some unknown number of previous frames to build a ""history"" of the image.

Needless to say I do not believe any manipulation of data is impossible with a computer and certainly if these video players can render to the screen they could keep a buffer in RAM with a history of rendered frames to at least allow some amount of frame by frame, but this is not feasible for an entire HD movie and thus, at least in VLC's case, they don't see the point of implementing it for clips of some maximum duration."
Guest [Entry]

"The KMPlayer will do this.

Space to pause and then f to advance frame (Shift+f to step back).

Review of KMP."
Guest [Entry]

mplayer will can do this. You can press . to go to the next frame
Guest [Entry]

I use Zoom Player. Control frame-by-frame playback using the mouse scroll wheel. both ways.