[Numpy-discussion] load movie frames in python?

Andrew Straw strawman@astraw....
Tue Jan 29 19:24:14 CST 2008


I'd sugget pyglet's avbin library.

Hans Meine wrote:
> On Dienstag 29 Januar 2008, Brian Blais wrote:
>   
>> Is there a way to read frames of a movie in python?  Ideally,
>> something as simple as:
>>
>> for frame in movie('mymovie.mov'):
>>      pass
>>
>>
>> where frame is either a 2-D list, or a numpy array?  The movie format
>> can be anything, because I can probably convert things, but most
>> convenient would be avi, mov, and flv (for youtube videos).
>>     
>
> I'd look for Gstreamer python bindings.  Or run mplayer/mencoder with a "raw" 
> format (e.g. yuv4mpeg or -ovc raw -vf format=bgr24/rgb15/...) using a pipe 
> and processing the frames one by one. OK, that's no iterator-based interface 
> yet, but one could probably hack that together in an hour or so.
>
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