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I am running VLC 2.0.5 on Mac OS X 10.6.8. At this moment, I have a *.mpg video paused, and I would like to know the frame number for this moment in the video. Is there a way to reveal that in VLC?

Thanks!

P.S. I scrubbed back and forth through the video to reach the point it is currently paused at.

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Apple's Quicktime Player 7 (free download @http://support.apple.com/kb/DL923) has a dead-easy way to view frames; all you have to do is click the time in the bottom left corner and select "frames". (It also supports frame-by-frame stepping with the arrow keys.) Such a pity the feature was removed in QTX, the one that ships with OSX 10.6.8. Dont worry, though, you can install then both and they won't interfere with each other.

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just great thanks! works as described on 10.8.4 –  sed Aug 22 '13 at 20:12
    
I was reluctant to install QT7 on Mavericks, but it's indeed the best solution here. Quick and painless. –  bfred.it May 21 at 16:25

I don't have an OS X version, but it should be similar to the other versions. On Windows select Tools->Media Information. From the window that opens select the "Statistics" tab. Under the video section you'll see the statistics for displayed and lost frames. The frame # should be those two numbers added together.

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That assumes you've played the video from the beginning –  Marcus Chan Jan 28 '13 at 17:35
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Yes, that is true, but I don't think there is any way to get an absolute frame number. AFAIK that information is not typically embedded in video streams. –  heavyd Jan 28 '13 at 17:37
    
I tried this with a nonstandard frame rate in OSX, and it didn't work at all (by the way, command-I to open it in OSX). I don't think VLC has this feature. –  Marcus Chan Jan 28 '13 at 17:42
    
@heavyd Thanks for the quick reply! I did find the Media Information window, but unfortunately I scrubbed back and forth through the video, so the frame count would not be accurate... –  hpy Jan 28 '13 at 18:35

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