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xscreensaver-getimage-video - put a video frame on the root window
xscreensaver-getimage-video [-display host:display.screen] [--verbose]
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
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:
Instead of loading the image onto the root window, write it to
stdout as a PBM file.
X(1), xscreensaver(1), xscreensaver-demo(1), xscreensaver-getimage(1),
xscreensaver-getimage-file(1), bttvgrab(1), qcam(1), streamer(1),
Copyright © 2001 by Jamie Zawinski. Permission to use, copy, modify,
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Jamie Zawinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 14-Apr-01