[mythtv-users] Screen capture?

Les Gondor les at totalgraphix.ca
Wed Jun 15 16:51:57 UTC 2005

Mythtvburndvd uses transcode to capture thumbnails and generate animated 
menus from arbitrary points in the recording, perhaps that would be 
sufficient? Although this is dependent on the availability of the video 
file (recording or live tv ringbuffer), so this is still not a 
screenshot. Maybe xwd or some other command line snapshot tool triggered 
by irexec at the frontend will do what you want.

The way I would do this would be to use the bookmark saved position as 
an argument to transcode, run from a script invoked through irexec. The 
trick here would be how to get the name of the file currently playing on 
the frontend and deciding where to save the resulting snapshot.

Brad Fuller wrote:
> Piers Kittel wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Is it possible to do a screen capture of the video playing in the 
>> frontend - and yes I do know about mounting the video partition onto 
>> my main PC and using xine, but it doesn't work the way I want it to, 
>> and I need to do it with the frontend - any ideas anyone?
> MythWeb does a screen capture so it's possible. Don't know where to look 
> for the code, though.
> brad
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