Android Question How to view an MP4 one frame at a time?

Gary Milne

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I'm trying to find a way to view an MP4 frame by frame. I've tried VideoView and FFMpeg and while they both support some form of Seek event neither one works adequately. VideoView only displays a keyframe at a spacing of about 1 - 1.5 seconds regardless of the seek location.

FFMpeg overrides the requested seek location with some approximation. It also only displays a very limited set of frames.

Surely there must be a way of doing this.

P.S. I've tried a frame grab but that is really slow, about 1 frame per 1.5 seconds.