xscreensaver-getimage-video - Man Page

put a video frame on the root window


xscreensaver-getimage-video [-display host:display.screen] [--verbose] [--stdout]


The xscreensaver-getimage-video program is a helper program for the xscreensaver hacks that manipulate images.  Specifically, it is invoked by xscreensaver-getimage(1) as needed.  This is not a user-level command.

This program grabs a random frame of video from the system's video input, and then loads it on the root window.  It does this by figuring out which frame-grabbing programs are installed on the system, and invoking the first one it finds.   Then it runs xscreensaver-getimage-file(1) to load that image onto the root window.


xscreensaver-getimage-video accepts the following options:


Print diagnostics.


Instead of loading the image onto the root window, write it to stdout as a PBM file.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1), xscreensaver-demo(1), xscreensaver-getimage(1), xscreensaver-getimage-file(1), bttvgrab(1), qcam(1), streamer(1), atitv(1), vidtomem(1)


Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 14-Apr-01

Referenced By

vidwhacker(6), xscreensaver-getimage(1).

5.45-4.fc34 (30-Jan-2021) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual