Turn downloaded movies to images
IntroductionYou know how it is you downloaded a movie fron say Youtube and you see something whizz past that makes no sense and you think I know I will capture it to an image, show my friends right - but how.
How to convert a single short movie to a progression of images
The console is such a powerful interface and really quite fast, below is the command. It is assumed that you have previously installed "ffmpeg" and it's necessary codecs. Open a new terminal and select the directory you wish to place you images there will be a lot of them so be warned and ensure you have enough space to accommodate the movie and the images created. ffmpeg is the command you want to use the "-i" indicates a filename will follow in this case the filename is "alien_sky.mp4" in this case the file format is mp4 but this I think can be replaced with avi or mpg and so on. Finally we give a name to the files we want to create in this case we opted for alien_sky and then %d.jpg, this is most important as we want to increment the image so the previous image is not overwritten.
When complete run the command with your changes for movie filename and format and then wait until task is complete