Hello, my name is Vlad Faust.

I am a jack of anything IT, master of some; see my CV.

You can contact me via 𝕏GitHub or Telegram, or e-mail me directly at hey at vladfaust.com.


, Pattaya, Thailand


I wanted to get the first frame of a GIF. How would I do that with ffmpeg?

With recent OpenAI announce, we can now use Assistant API. Let’s create an assistant then!

Add this function:

"name": "ffmpeg",
"description": "Run ffmpeg with a few options",
"parameters": {
"type": "object",
"properties": {
"args": {
"type": "string",
"description": "The args to pass to ffmpeg"
"required": ["args"]

Cool, now we can press the little Test button in the corner and play with our assistant!


Try it!

I challenge you to get the first frame of this GIF with ffmpeg.ai.