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       xscreensaver-getimage-video - 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.


       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 warranty.


       Jamie Zawinski <>, 14-Apr-01