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xscreensaver-getimage-video - Man Page

grab a video still frame for use by screen savers


xscreensaver-getimage-video [--verbose]


The xscreensaver-getimage-video program is a helper program for the xscreensaver hacks that manipulate images.  Specifically, it is invoked by xscreensaver-getimage(6x) as needed.

It grabs a single frame of video from the system's video input to a file, and prints the name of that file on stdout. It does this by figuring out which frame-grabbing programs are installed on the system, and invoking the first one it finds.


xscreensaver-getimage-video accepts the following options:


Print diagnostics.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1), xscreensaver-settings(1), xscreensaver-getimage(6x), xscreensaver-getimage-file(6x), atitv(1), bttvgrab(1), ffmpeg(1), gqcam(1), grab(1), motioneye(1), mplayer(1), qcam(1), streamer(1), v4lctl(1), vidcat(1), vidtomem(1).


Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 14-Apr-2001.

Referenced By


6.09-1.fc41 (11-Jun-2024) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual