Watching videos frame by frame

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by holger, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. holger macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    Hi there,

    I'd like to analyze some videos frame by frame. They are e.g. in H264 format.
    I'd like to step forward and backward a frame in a video.

    Now Quicktime allows very nicely to go forward and backward frame by frame, but (with Perian) this doesn't work when using H264 encoded videos.
    Same for Movist, VLC doesn't seem to do the frame stepping.

    Under Windows, Media Player Classic does do the frame forward very nicely, though.

    I'd appreciate any suggestions!
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    I just played three H.264 files frame by frame with Perian installed. One with an .m4v extension, and the other with a .mov extension, and another that was an .mp4 extension.

    You could try converting the file to something else.
  3. holger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    Cool, putting the content into a different container did the job.


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