Screen recording utility

Daniela dgw at
Sun Sep 26 12:30:54 PDT 2004

On Saturday 25 September 2004 14:16, Christian Hiris wrote:
> On Thursday 23 September 2004 19:18, Daniela wrote:
> > VNC is probably a bit too much overhead.
> > There must be some device file where all the screen data goes to. If I
> > knew the name of this file, I could write a program that reads from it,
> > and then pipe the data through some encoder. That would be more than
> > perfect, but I have no clue where to look for this information.
> Search vic sources for grabber-x11.cpp (vic can be configured to transmit a
> live stream of a X11-root/single window via rtp, if i remember right).
> Or have a look how grabbing works in scrot and ImageMagick:
> Search imlib/imlib2 sources for "Imlib_create_image_from_drawable" or
> ImageMagick soucres for "XImportImage".

Thank you very much, that was really helpful. However, it seems that I can't 
go past X11 interfacing this time. So far I was doing mostly low level 
programming and had not much to do with libraries.


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