The way I've been doing GIFs and Freeze Frame Theatre is by dumping all the images from a video into a single directory. I think some of you shied away from this because of the windows command line prompt, so here's an easy peasy one click solution.
Download ImageDumper.zip above and unzip it. All it is is two batch (.bat) files and a copy of mplayer, the universal video player.
Click and drag your video file over to one of the batch files. One makes PNGs, the other makes JPEGs.
You'll see this.
Hit enter, and your computer will become very busy as all the frames are created.
It'll tell you when it ends.
The frames will appear in Dumped_PNG or Dumped_JPEG depending on what you chose.
Opening it up, they're clearly numbered.
I like to use Irfan View to go through tons of pics.
Zipping through pics is easy and copying individual frames to a temporary folder is as easy as pressing F8.
Yes I wanted to put this together a year ago.
As far as the ability to pick out a range of time, this is just a start, and it's harder to make it fool proof like this.
Concerning youtube vids, there are plenty of downloader tools that'll let you get ahold of vids in flv and mp4 format. Mplayer handles mp4 format and I'm fairly certain it'll handle flv.
Disclaimer: Use at your own risk, I take no responsibility etc
Those technically inclined are free to open the .bat files in notepad and look at my limited knowledge of batch file programming.
How many frames in an episode? 22 minutes * 60 seconds/minute * 24 frames per second = 31680
Episode dumped in lossless PNG format - good for gifs and other image manipulation - 16 GB
Episode dumped in lossy JPEG format 2.5 GB.
Those with Fruit and Penguin moon computers from the moon:
mplayer -vo jpeg -nosound CiderSqueezy.mkv
mplayer -vo png:z=9 -nosound CiderSqueezy.mkv
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