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VLC - snapshots in png

I'm having this problem where whenever I try and save my caps in png instead of jpg to make gifs, the video goes slower and the caps aren't taken as quickly - no matter how much I lower the settings to how many caps should be taken.

I don't understand why this is happening and it's really frustrating.  Can anyone help me?  I have a mac too and I'm currently using version 2.0.1 of VLC.

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ionizable
Apr. 5th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
pngs always cap slower because they tend to be higher quality and larger file sizes. if you want it to go quickly you should use jpgs, or only start recording for the specific instant in the scene that you're planning on gifing. otherwise, it'll take a while to make gifable screencaps.
stefanstan
Apr. 5th, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
That's what I had thought, but I know someone who uses VLC to make gifs (with PNG) and they've never had this problem? IDK.
dinosaur
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
I think you just have to manually screen cap if you want to get as many frames for the gif. Personally, I bypass the whole process of screen capping by opening the video file in Photoshop (CS3 or above I think) and editing the animation from there. I wrote a guide about it a few days ago. Just another idea to think about.
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