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I've been searching google for about an hour now to find screenshot software FOR Linux, but all I can find are screenshots OF Linux. I did find a program called Captura, which is great for the most part, but when I take a screenshot with mplayer running, the mplayer screen shows up completely blue in the pic. So, more specifically, how can I take a screenshot that will capture video stills? I am running Fedora Core Version 2 with Gnome. Thanks in advance!
Originally posted by darthtux I don't know if it does video stills but do you have a "Take Screenshot" option in you GNOME menu? Or try gnome-panel-screenshot from the command line. kshapshot is also a good program.
There's no "Take Screenshot" in my Gnome menu, but gnome-panel-screenshot stil produces the video to come out blue. Thanks though
Ooops, sorry, didn't know replies had been posted. Anyway, I did find a solution to the prob. The bluescreen thing isn't an issue w/software per se, it has something to do with video acceleration displayed by the vid card instead of being drawn by software... or something to that effect. Soooo, running mplayer simeltaneously a second time so that the drawing is software driven for the second instance allows the vids to be captured. For the person who wants to know how to disable print-scrn taking a screenshot, use gconf-editor. It's bound somewhere under apps->metacity->global_keybindings (that is, if you're using metacity)...
A solution to this for mplayer is to apparently use -vo x11 to force it not to use direct video access (....or whatever way it does it that munges up other X applications' ability to take screenshots of it).
Originally posted by kimchee411 I've been searching google for about an hour now to find screenshot software FOR Linux, but all I can find are screenshots OF Linux. I did find a program called Captura, which is great for the most part, but when I take a screenshot with mplayer running, the mplayer screen shows up completely blue in the pic. So, more specifically, how can I take a screenshot that will capture video stills? I am running Fedora Core Version 2 with Gnome. Thanks in advance!
Hmmm. I never have had a problem taking screens with mplayer or anyother for that matter. I ust Gimp and Imagemagic (import) command. I think though it's a lot better if you pause your video rather then try to time it to get a shot... See if it will come out then... but never seen that problem on any screens I have taken.