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how to let user define a name of avi file

Asked by Jakub

Jakub (view profile)

on 11 Apr 2013

Hi, im making avi file using movie2avi function. im wondering if there is a way to let user choose a name of that avi file...i tried input function but nothing worked so far...Thanks!!

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Matt Kindig

Matt Kindig (view profile)

on 11 Apr 2013

Why didn't input work? Can you post your code?

You also might want to look at uiputfile(), a GUI version of a file choose prompt.


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Answer by per isakson

per isakson (view profile)

on 11 Apr 2013
Edited by per isakson

per isakson (view profile)

on 11 Apr 2013
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"... nothing worked so far ..."

There are many ways to let the user provide a filename. This is the simplest I can think of.

    >> filespec = input('Please give a filename: ');
    Please give a filename: 'c:\temp\my.avi'
    >> disp(filespec)
    >> movie2avi( mov, filespec )
    Undefined function or variable 'mov'. 

I had not assigned a value to mov.

You must describe your problem in some more detail.

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Jakub (view profile)

on 12 Apr 2013

Thanks, its working. This is the part:

filespec = input('Name of avi file:', 's');
movie2avi(handles.F, filespec,'fps',2);

this is part of my code. problem was in name of variable - filespec. i was creating variable filename and all avi files were names filename.avi

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