[mythtv-users] GetScreenShot in Android (Fire TV Stick) land?

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 20:57:59 UTC 2023

On 12/4/23 10:30, Will Dormann wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Coming from a combined FE/BE background, I had a workflow to grab a 
> screenshot of what's currently on the screen.  Which was essentially 
> just visit http://<hosname>:6547/MythFE/GetScreenShot and save the 
> image from my web browser.
> Now that I've switched over to a Fire TV stick frontend for watching 
> recordings, this doesn't appear to be possible anymore. Specifically, 
> with the (excellent) Leanfront frontend, I don't even see port 6547 
> being listened on while it's running.  And if I use the (not quite as 
> nice performance-wise) full-blown MythTV Frontend, I do indeed see it 
> listening on 6547 on my Fire TV device, but requests to 
> http://<hosname>:6547/MythFE/GetScreenShot result in a 404.
> Is there a way to get a screenshot from what is being displayed on a 
> Fire TV MythTV frontend?
> Thanks
> -WD
Make sure developer mode in enabled on the fire stick and adb is 
installed on a computer.


An easier way is running adb exec-out screencap -p > sc.png . This 
requires a recent adb version. The adb that comes with ubuntu may not be 
recent enough. Get the latest version from 
https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools . Place adb 
on your path, e.g. in /usr/local/bin.


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