Speaking of galleries, I'd like to find a way to grab a frame from
a video (QT, normally) for inclusion into my gallery pages. I'm
using ImageMagick now (what else), but couldn't find a way to do that
with it. Ideas?
On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 02:57:33PM -0500, Mark Baker wrote:
> Speaking of galleries, I'd like to find a way to grab a frame from
> a video (QT, normally) for inclusion into my gallery pages. I'm
> using ImageMagick now (what else), but couldn't find a way to do that
> with it. Ideas?
I just happened to drop by http://freshmeat.net/ to look for some
stuff for my printer, and I saw this on the home page:
PornView 0.1.2 
by trem0r - Saturday, November 23rd 2002 06:53 PST
About: PornView is a GTK+-based image viewer/manager. Features
include thumbnail previews, thumbnail caching, directory tree
views, and and adjustable zoom. Fullscreen view and slideshows
allow for basic presentation of images.
Changes: This release adds file operations, EXIF data, gettext
support, and a Polish translation, and fixes many small bugs.
I was curious about its 'EXIF data' support, so I went to check
it out and noticed that this screen shot  has a popup menu that
says 'Movie -> Create Thumbnail'; might be worth trying.
(I thought the package name was just a joke, but apparently not :)
Hmm... I just compiled and installed it, and it's fairly nice for
something with version number 0.1.2, but I couldn't get it to do
anything with any of the movie formats I happen to have around
(mpeg, avi, quicktime.)
Its view of exif data is quite good; apparently it uses libexif 
to do all the dirty work. I'll have to play around with that sometime.