Sometimes you may want to see a specific scene of a video, or a movie in full detail. Some action scenes for instance are to fast to see all the details. That's where Image by Image can help the viewer with. The free sub 150k video player can play videos slower than usual so that it is easier to see all the details of the current scene.
The portable software is compatible with avi and wmv files, and offers a basic interface to load videos from the local system, enable the image by image mode and configure it with the Set Position button.
The video plays in stop motion, sort of when Image by Image is selected from the menubar of the video player.
The program uses Microsoft's Windows Media Player to play the video. The standard video controls are displayed below the image, it is possible to pause the video, change the volume or move to a specific position of the current video.
A right-click on the video displays a context menu with options to change the play speed, zoom in or out and control the video this way.
The Set Position button offers to display a specific video position by specifying the time of the scene. There is another option to go back and forth in steps in the video.
Image by Image can be handy for users who want to view a video in detail, and for users who need a specific screenshot taken of a video.
The software requires the Microsoft .NET framework 2.0 and Windows Media Player 9 or higher. The download is provided at the developer website.
Update: The software is no longer available, the program website returns a not found error. You can use VLC Media Player as an alternative which provides you with similar options. While you can't jump back and forth as elegantly, you can slow down or speed up playback and use the player's other controls to replay scenes of videos that you have on your computer.
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