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

Alexandre Lindote alex at lipc.fis.uc.pt
Mon Sep 8 17:18:45 CEST 2003

It's probably not the most elegant way of doing it, but if you use mplayer 
with the OpenGL output driver (mplayer -vo gl) you just have to pause the 
movie in the frame you want and then capture the mplayer window. You can do 
that with "import blabla.jpg" and then clicking on the movie window. You can 
also save in other formats changing the file extension (see import manual).

On Monday 08 September 2003 00:03, rcooley wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Matt Ficken wrote:
> > X11 does give me the screenshot, but hogs most of my CPU power b/c I
> > don't think its using any of my 2D hardware acceleration, as xv & sdl do.
> You're right, it's not...  That's the whole reason WHY you can take a
> screenshot of the window.  You can't have it both ways.
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