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How to convert .m4v video to .png?

  1. Jul 16, 2016 #1

    joshmccraney

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    Hi PF!

    I have a .m4v video file that I want to convert frame-by-frame to .png files. Does anyone recommend software to do this? I'm using a Macintosh.

    Thanks so much!

    Josh
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2016 #2
    Do you know how to use the UNIX terminal?

    If you have Homebrew, just type
    Code (Text):
    brew install ffmpeg
    then
    Code (Text):
    ffmpeg -i /path/to/video.mkv /path/to/output.png

    You can probably also do it with VLC, but I'm not sure how. VLC uses ffmpeg last I knew.
     
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