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webscreenshot.app.bin

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:30 am
by mad_ady
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WebScreenshot v0.1 by mad_ady
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Requires WDLXTV firmware version 0.5.2.1 or higher (either
Live or Live Plus versions). It should also work on the
newest SMP firmware.

This app will display a new webend window that displays
continuous screenshots of your OSD. You will thus be able
to get a visual feedback of what you are doing by using
only the webend. It is also combined with the webend remote
or for navigation.

Dependencies:
* needs APACHE='ON' to operate
* for 1.02 base firmware needs WDTVEXT=ON
* for 1.05/1.06/SMP firmwares needs virtualkeyboard.app.bin


Changelog:
0.1 Initial release



Performance and bugs:
For the 1.02 base, the app uses WDTVExt to get the screen and it is a slow process and sometimes (most of the time) wdtvext doesn't return a valid image, so expect infrequent screen updates. Also, in some rare cases it might crash your OSD process or refuse to get new images after a while. A more in-depth technical discussion about this can be followed on this thread: http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7725&p=72629#p72629

For the 1.05 base the screenshots are obtained thanks to a builtin feature of DirectFB - it dumps an image to a specific location after it receives PrintScreen. Thus you need to have the virtualkeyboard.app.bin installed (0.1.6 or newer) to be able to inject the print screen. Performance is about constant - between 0.3 - 0.5 fps (depending on the complexity of the image).

Note: When playing back video content you will usually see just a black image. You can see only the OSD elements (which are overlayed on top of the video). You cannot get video screenshots with this app because of the way video content is processed internally.

Sample images:
  • 1.05 Start screen with the app stopped
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  • 1.05 Start screen
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  • 1.05 Video -> Network shares (List view with movie sheets)
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  • 1.05 Video playback (no OSD is visible)
    Image
  • 1.05 Video playback with OSD visible (overlay)
    Image
  • 1.05 Audio playback
    Image
  • 1.02 Audio -> Network shares
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  • 1.02 Audio list view
    Image
  • 1.02 Audio playback
    Image
  • 1.02 Video playback with OSD (MediaNavigationV4)
    Image

Re: webscreenshot.app.bin

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:11 am
by kroetkroet
This is Great stuff to start the new year :lol:

Applause for Mad_ady!

Re: webscreenshot.app.bin

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:31 am
by mad_ady
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. (Solemnly bows).

I'm sure that by the year's end we will have more awsome stuff for our undying player!

Re: webscreenshot.app.bin

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:17 pm
by nafnist
This is my first visit here in 2015.

TBH I am thunderstruck with all the things that has happened. Thank you so much.

This app.bin is my favourite new thing.

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Re: webscreenshot.app.bin

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:06 am
by mad_ady
Nice :) It makes a nice remote audio player.

Hopefully I will get more time to finish the rest of the projects I started...

Re: webscreenshot.app.bin

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:30 am
by nafnist
forum.wdlxtv.com is very slow right now - sometimes it times out aswell.
I am suspecting trafficload.

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