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Old 21. Feb 2014, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

Have a project that I need to remove frames from several short MP4 videos.

First tried to use VLC player 2.1.3 but after a short time of using frame by frame feature it would lock (checked and others have had same problem). Also it does not allow backwards frame by frame so if go to far must start over.

Checked "Best Free Media Player" http://www.techsupportalert.com/best....htm#PotPlayer but did not find any mention of which players can do frame by frame.

Am open to all suggestions!

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Old 21. Feb 2014, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pot Player has frame-by-frame and various useful functions like A-B loop points as well.
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Old 21. Feb 2014, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi sicknero,

"Pot Player has frame-by-frame and various useful functions like A-B loop points as well"

Thanks for the tips!!!

Where do I find how to use these features?

Did some searching for either a user guide or manual but only found "The developer apparently only speaks Korean. So unless you're willing to learn his language there's no documentation and no tech support." http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/3...with-Potplayer

Do you read Korean? If no, did you find any English tutorials or docs for PotPlayer?

I and probably others would be interested in all the features you have found for PotPlayer!!!

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Old 21. Feb 2014, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No, I don't read Korean but Pot Player is pretty easy to use.

It has a large settings dialog so it can take a while to work out what it's all for but it's worth the effort if you like a media player with a lot of functions. If you right-click over the main program, the menu that appears will take you straight to a lot of the most useful items as well as let you know what the default keyboard shortcuts are.

Just make sure you get the English language version (as it is a Korean program so the English one is generally an update or two behind the Korean). The download page on videohelp.com explains this I think.

One thing that's not immediately obvious, is that most of the buttons on the Pot Player control bar have a dual function depending on whether you right or left click. For instance the frame-jump button is left-click = frame back, right-click = frame forward. If you mouse-over the buttons, a pop-up will explain what those functions are.

I should add, Pot Player won't actually remove individual frames ... I wasn't sure if that was clear or not. For that you'd want something like the free Windows video editor or NCH VideoPad perhaps.

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For instance the frame-jump button is left-click = frame back, right-click = frame forward. If you mouse-over the buttons, a pop-up will explain what those functions are.
Nick, can you be very specific and tell me where do I find the frame button. I installed PotPlayer sandboxed just to see how the button worked but couldn't find it. And how can I hide the equalizer. Thanks.

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When you say EQ do you mean the audio spectrum display?

With the default skin it looks like this;



If you right-click the Control Panel button (bottom right as in the screen shot) you'll get a different layout like this where you can see more advanced controls including the frame-jump button;



If you like a nice minimal display you can right-click Pot Player, go to Skins and tick "Autohide skin during playback" (change the size of the black border using the number pad);



And if you left-click the Control Panel button you get the pop-out EQ control and Video control etc;



There are plenty of skins around on the internet, just unpack them into PotPlayer's skins directory. I think you have to restart the prog to make it see them.

Also, while you have it installed in Sandboxie you can tick "Store Settings to ini file" in General Preferences to make it a fully portable version. One caveat, sometimes I've had to manually create the ini file myself to make that work (for instance if I install it in VBox and then copy it to my main PC) ... instructions here for doing that; http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2483
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If you right-click the Control Panel button (bottom right as in the screen shot) you'll get a different layout like this where you can see more advanced controls including the frame-jump button;
Ok, so if I right click the "Control panel", I ll get the layout as shown in the 2nd picture, right?

The second pictures hides the equalizer and shows the frame button. Thats exactly how I would like to see and use PotPlayer if I was to use it. I use an old version of KMPlayer now. If I can get PotPlayer like in the second picture, I might switch to PotPlayer.

In Georges article he talks about disabling Automatic updates, can you or George be specific about where in settings I can do that.

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Ok, so if I right click the "Control panel", I ll get the layout as shown in the 2nd picture, right?
Correct, this being the default skin. Different skins have different button layouts and they don't all allow the dual-function buttons. You also have keyboard shortcuts for frame forward/back btw.

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The second pictures hides the equalizer and shows the frame button. Thats exactly how I would like to see and use PotPlayer if I was to use it. I use an old version of KMPlayer now. If I can get PotPlayer like in the second picture, I might switch to PotPlayer.

In Georges article he talks about disabling Automatic updates, can you or George be specific about where in settings I can do that.

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The main Preferences window which is F5 or right-click the player and select it from the menu... update settings are in the General section which is top of the list.
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sicknero,

Need clarification for "Correct, this being the default skin. Different skins have different button layouts and they don't all allow the dual-function buttons. You also have keyboard shortcuts for frame forward/back btw."

Do you mean that only the default skin has keyboard shortcuts for frame forward/back?

Thanks again for all the tips!!!

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After trying PotPlayer with a number of short videos noticed that have not had any problems playing std and 720 videos buthave problems with 1080 videos.

Must add that have old WinXP PC (32 bit P4 with 2GB Mem and PCI video card).

So not to confuse this thread will make a new post for this question.

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