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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:

           Print diagnostics.

           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),
       atitv(1), vidtomem(1)


       Copyright  ©  2001 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
       distribute, and sell  this  software  and  its  documentation  for  any
       purpose  is  hereby  granted  without  fee,  provided  that  the  above
       copyright notice appear in all copies  and  that  both  that  copyright
       notice  and  this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.
       No representations are made about the suitability of this software  for
       any  purpose.   It  is  provided  "as  is"  without  express or implied


       Jamie Zawinski <>, 14-Apr-01