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How to rewind in VideoReader?

Asked by K E
on 9 Mar 2016
Latest activity Answered by Walter Roberson
on 12 Mar 2016
If I have read several frames in VideoReader, how can I rewind to the first frame? In this example, let's say I stop the replay after 5 frames (enter 0 when prompted at the 5th frame). After that I want to rewind to the 1st frame, for example if I want to display the first frame again. How do I rewind?
vidObj = VideoReader('xylophone.mp4'); % Make a video object of an example video on everyone's path
iStop = []; % Stop the frame display if this is not empty
while hasFrame(vidObj) & isempty(iStop) % Loop through all frames
vidFrame = readFrame(vidObj);
imagesc(vidFrame);
iStop = input('0 to stop, return to continue ');
end

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K E
on 10 Mar 2016
The problem is that my original sequence starts at a time offset (vidObj.CurrentTime), and I would like to rewind back to the first frame in that sequence. It seems like you should be able to rewind frames by 'resetting' vidObj so the next readFrame call starts back at the first frame in the sequence but I don't know how.
time_to_remember = vidObj.CurrentTime;
.... do some things that read frames ...
vidObj.CurrentTime = time_to_remember; %position back to where we were
Image Analyst
on 11 Mar 2016
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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 12 Mar 2016
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time_to_remember = vidObj.CurrentTime;
.... do some things that read frames ...
vidObj.CurrentTime = time_to_remember; %position back to where we were

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