[MPlayer-users] taking screenshot of mplayer video (using xv,x11 & sdl)

Ross Fawcett claymen at walan.org
Sat Sep 6 12:16:14 CEST 2003

On Sat, 06 Sep 2003 3:55 pm, Matt Ficken wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I'm trying to take screenshots of videos playing in mplayer. I've tried
> both the xv, sdl & x11 video drivers. The screenshot software I'm using is
> graphicsmagick and I've also tried ksnapshot.
> Whenever I'm only playing one video, all that is captured from that one
> video is a blue box.
> I'm running XFree86-4.3, linux-2.4 & mplayer-0.90

Thats because its using xv which gives you your hardware scaling etc, however 
to do this the video is displayed as an overlay, hence when you drag it you 
see the blue back and when you screencap u get the blue. u have to use -vo 
x11 or -vo sdl (maybe not sure) to cap the video as well.

- Ross

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