[mythtv-theming] coverfile vs screenshot

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Tue Aug 18 17:18:13 UTC 2009

paul10 at planar.id.au wrote:
>> Bind a key to SCREENSHOT in the TV Playback context using MythControls.
>> Then, hit that key during playback or when paused. Then, check
>> $HOME/.mythtv for the screenshot image. 
> I've done this, and it reports "screenshot taken successfully."  Can't find
> the thing though :-).  My $HOME is set to my home directory (/home/paul),
> but in .mythtv there is no screenshot.  Would this be the home directory of
> the user that the frontend is running under, or the $HOME of the backend? 
> Is there any other variable anywhere that controls it that I may have
> overwritten?
> Thanks,
> Paul

Looks like the default  location is in /tmp but can be changed by
editing the ScreenShotPath setting in the DB.

It does say in the FE log where the screenshot has been saved. Oddly I
seem to be getting 5 screenshots for each press of the SCREENSHOT key!!

Paul H.

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