[mythtv-users] Screenshots for metadata issue

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 28 13:24:15 UTC 2010

On 28 October 2010 14:17, Robin Hill <myth at robinhill.me.uk> wrote:
> On Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 08:59:07AM -0400, Jim Morton wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've a few shows that JAMU doesn't get fan art for. So I checked
>> thetvdb.com and sure enough there isn't any there. So I thought I'd get
>> some screen shots and use those instead.
>> This is the problem - when watching a recording, I pause it, then grab a
>> screenshot, and it is blank. There seems to be 2 ways to get a screen
>> shot. First is to hit the "PrntScr" key and up pops a save box allowing
>> me to name and save it. This seems to be outside of Myth. The other way
>> is to use Alt-P (which I configured in Keybindings) and that names and
>> saves in the "screen shot directory" as defined in Myth. I'd guess this
>> is the built in Myth way. These are blank also.
>> I can get good screenshots of the menus using either method but not of a
>> show being watched. What's the deal here???
> At a guess, they're taking a screenshot of the display buffer, and this
> is bypassed when viewing video (which is processed and rendered on the
> graphics card instead).  It'd need to re-render in software in order to
> get a suitable image to save.  As a workaround, you could probably change
> the video rendering method (providing your frontend is beefy enough to
> manage).
> Cheers,
>    Robin
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Use VLC to get screenshots, much easier IMHO.

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