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How to convert YouTube video to some format JMStudio can play properly?

 
Drew Tronvig
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Basically, I'm trying to grab frames from YouTube videos, while being able to step back as well as forward. There are a few free Windows apps that'll let you step forward frame by frame and grab frames but not back. I'm certainly open to other suggestions, but JMStudio looks good on paper. I just haven't found a way to convert YouTube video to anything JMStudio will actually play. I'm using JMF 2.1.1e and the JMStudio included in that Windows pack.

KeepVid.com, for example, will capture YouTube videos as .flv, mp4 or .webm. I haven't found anything that will convert any of those to a .mov that JMStudio will open, presumably because it can't deal with the codec. It will open an .avi with MJPG codec, but while the slider indicates it's playing, it will only display video while the window is being resized! While resizing it'll play at normal speed -- starting with the frame where the playback is currently at -- and will play as long as you continue resizing, but when you stop resizing, it just shows the last frame of the segment that was just played, though according to the slider it continues "playing". Start resizing again and it picks up at the new current frame.

Maybe this is an issue with JMPlayer in general but if it's an issue of what file format will work, and how would I convert to that format?

Thanks,
Drew
 
Tim Holloway
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Of all the forums on the Java Ranch that you could have asked that particular question on, this is one of the least likely places where you'd find anyone who even knew what you were asking for.

Heck, I moderate this forum, and the last time I even booted up Windows was when I printed out my tax forms for the year. Much less worked with YouTube on Windows.
 
Drew Tronvig
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Gotcha. I'm totally new to the Java world, so I have no idea how things break down. I think I've found another solution, in any case, so you can delete this topic, or I'll delete it in a little while, if I can do that.

Thanks,
Drew
 
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