[mythtv-users] Mildly OT - How to extract .jpeg snapshots from recordings

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 15:48:52 UTC 2008

On Jan 22, 2008 9:46 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On Jan 22, 2008 8:16 AM, Brian Jameson <tech at jameson.co.uk> wrote:
> > Having created a DVD Archive of recordings I would like to obtain some
> > snapshots from the original recordings to form the cover for the DVD.
> > Ideally these should be .jpeg or .png. Any suggestions on how to do this
> > simply with MythTV, or utilities I could install on the same box would
> > be
> > much appreciated.
> What I do:
> 1.  Turn on the feature to create a preview pixmap at a bookmark
> 2.  IIRC there is also a setting to set the resolution of a bookmark,
> increase this as needed
> 3.  Watch the recording up to the spot you want an image of, pause it,
> mark it as a bookmark
> 4.  Exit the recording and wait a minute
> 5.  You should have a nice preview PNG file in the recordings folder now
> of your bookmarked location
> Kevin

Also, if you are running SVN (I'm not sure if this feature is in the latest
release), you can bind the SCREENSHOT action to a key and use that


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