Grab a single poster frame at a given point in time

Olivier Aubert olivier.aubert at
Thu May 12 00:30:29 PDT 2011


You can find a working example (GPL2+) here:


On Wed, 2011-05-11 at 22:28 -0700, Matt Veenstra wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have searched without any luck.  I am trying to understand what a
> pipeline looks like that lets me grab a poster frame at any given
> point in time.
> I can use something like this to capture images...
> src ! demux ! jpegenc ! filesink location=test.jpg
> But how do I only capture the one?  That is the part I don't
> understand.  Should I use playbin to handle seeking?  Should I write a
> simple python app to disconnect and change the sinks?
> Thanks for the advice.
> Matt Veenstra
> tribalmedia
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