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Module: scene
Type Video filter
First VLC version 1.0.0
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description Send your video to picture files
Shortcut(s) -

Note: Before version 1.0.0, this used to be image.


  • scene-format <string> : Image format. Format of the output images (png, jpeg, ...) default value: png
  • scene-width <integer> : Image width. You can enforce the image width. By default (-1) VLC will adapt to the video characteristics default value: -1
  • scene-height <integer> : Image height. You can enforce the image height. By default (-1) VLC will adapt to the video characteristics default value: -1
  • scene-prefix <string> : Filename prefix. Prefix of the output images filenames. Output filenames will have the "prefixNUMBER.format" form if scene-replace is not true default value: scene
  • scene-path <string> : Directory path prefix. Directory path where images files should be saved. If not set, then images will be automatically saved in users homedir default value: NULL
  • scene-replace <boolean> : Always write to the same file. Always write to the same file instead of creating one file per image. In this case, the number is not appended to the filename default value: disabled
  • scene-ratio <integer [1 .. INT_MAX]> : Recording ratio. Ratio of images to record. 3 means that one image out of three is recorded default value: 50

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