[mythtv-users] Snap/Screen Shots

Allan Stirling Dibblahmythml0015 at pendor.org
Thu Oct 14 17:44:28 UTC 2004

Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 October 2004 01:16, John Andersen wrote:
>>Is there any ability to take a screen-shot while watching TV or
>>a recorded program?
> You need to run mythfrontend with the following command line:
> env NO_XV=1 mythfrontend
> This tells mythfrontend not to use Xv when displaying video (if you try 
> to get a screenshot otherwise you'll just get a blue screen).  Use with 
> caution; this will probably cause your CPU to be pegged while playing 
> video, but it will enable you to grab a screenshot.
However, scaling, color space conversion etc will then be done in 
software. The results will be close to what you'll see with XV 
(actually, your graphics card) doing the scaling - But there may be 



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