I'm trying to import frames from a video with the extension .avi, using this piece of Mathematica code:

Import["video.AVI", {"Frames", {5, 6}}]

But I get this error:

Cannot import data as videoformat.

What is the problem?

  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried: Import["video.AVI"] Import["video.AVI" ,"AVI"] What messages do you get? $\endgroup$
    – Searke
    Apr 4 '16 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Searke Yes I did and I get an array of indices indicating each frame. $\endgroup$
    – faf
    Apr 4 '16 at 15:52
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    $\begingroup$ I would contact wolfram technical support (probably by email) if no one comes up with a suggestion. $\endgroup$
    – Searke
    Apr 4 '16 at 20:01
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    $\begingroup$ community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/385261?p_p_auth=5mj3jDt1 and mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/161/… may or may not be helpful. $\endgroup$
    – user1722
    Apr 5 '16 at 2:00
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    $\begingroup$ faf, If you are willing to go through the extra effort to install ffmpeg, then this package looks perfectly suited to the problem. $\endgroup$
    – Jason B.
    Apr 6 '16 at 8:07

I checked it with 64-bit OS and it worked. Apparently It only work in 64-bit version of windows (7).


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