Mplayer screenshots

Frank Seltzer frank_s at
Mon Oct 12 11:29:02 UTC 2015

I haven't tried to make sceenshots for a while but now I need to.

I'm getting the following error when I press 's':

[png @ 0x2112a90]AVFrame.format is not set
[png @ 0x2112a90]AVFrame.width or height is not set
*** screenshot 'shot0001.png' ***

and it produces an 89 byte file.  I have vf=screenshot in mplayer/config. 
The same error shows up using smplayer which sends -vf-add screenshot as 
part of the mplayer command line.

Mplayer version is MPlayer SVN-r37451-snapshot-3.4.1.

I found this at dated 
Fri Sep 11, 2015:

  It's an FFmpeg bug in the newer MPlayer builds. I'm just gonna roll it

Is there an update in the pipeline to correct this?

Sorry if this has been asked before, I tried searching the mailing list 
but apparently the mailing list search page has been changed and things 
don't work like they used to.


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