"Steven_Lord" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message <email@example.com>... > > > "Martina " <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:email@example.com... > > Hi, > > > > I have started experimenting with MATLAB's movie function just today, but > > I can't really seem to wrap my head around ist. Is there a detailed > > tutorial on using the movie functions? > > > > Look at the following code for example. The arguments numtimes and fps > > seem to be (partly) ignored by matlab: The speed of the movie does not > > change, no matter what fps is, and although numtimes = 1 the movie runs > > twice. What am I doing wrong? And where can I learn working with movie > > from scratch? > > The run twice behavior is described in this Technical Support document: > > http://www.mathworks.com/support/solutions/en/data/1-16FM0/index.html?solution=1-16FM0 > > I'm not certain what is causing the behavior you're seeing with the FPS > input; the documentation indicates that if your machine can't handle the > desired FPS, it will play as fast as it can, but with your code below you're > asking for 3 frames per second. > > As for a tutorial, I would first recommend the documentation: type "doc > movie" without the quotes at the MATLAB prompt. If that doesn't give you > enough information, then my next stop would be this example that is linked > from the MOVIE function's reference page: > > http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/creating_plots/f10-1460.html#f10-15002 > > There are also other functions that you can use to create a movie, > particularly if your end goal is to create a file that can be played outside > MATLAB. Look at the AVIFILE function: > > http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/avifile.html > > and/or VideoWriter: > > http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/videowriterclass.html > > although if you're using a version of MATLAB old enough that you're seeing > the "run twice" behavior VideoWriter may not be available in your version > (it may have been introduced in a later release.) > > -- > Steve Lord > firstname.lastname@example.org > To contact Technical Support use the Contact Us link on > http://www.mathworks.com
I "solved" the problem with the fps - it wasn't a real problem, I just got confused because of the two runs. The first one always has the same speed, but the second one has the intended speed. That's allright.
What's left - how can I get rid of that annoying first run? (The workaround provided in your link is not helpful because in that case it is not possible to change the fps.)