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PostSubject: Re: Embeded Media Player for episode screen capture.   Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:17 pm

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I am in the process of adding screenshot scraping and screen capture.

It is the screen capture that I am looking at changing.

At the moment MC uses ffmpeg via an automatic commandline function to return a screenshot xx no of seconds into an episode.

I have been looking at the possibility of adding an embedded media player so that a person can browse to a suitable frame and capture it directly. Apparently the MS media Player component won't work because of the overlay, but there is a number of pricey activex controls that can do this.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a free control that could achieve this, or even a way to get around the MS media player overlay limitation.

I don't know if you've checked around at all but there are a few good articles on doing this on CodeProject (albeit in C#) with DirectShow:

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/directx/directshownet.aspx
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/directx/directshowmediaplayer.aspx
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/directx/directxcapture.aspx
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/audio-video/TransparentDesktopVideo.aspx
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vb/UltimatePlayer.aspx

Or with VLC on CodePlex:

http://vlcdotnet.codeplex.com/
http://dmediaplayer.codeplex.com/


Hopefully one of these will point you in the right direction.
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PostSubject: Re: Embeded Media Player for episode screen capture.   Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:40 am

billyad2000 wrote:
I am in the process of adding screenshot scraping and screen capture.

It is the screen capture that I am looking at changing.

At the moment MC uses ffmpeg via an automatic commandline function to return a screenshot xx no of seconds into an episode.

I have been looking at the possibility of adding an embedded media player so that a person can browse to a suitable frame and capture it directly. Apparently the MS media Player component won't work because of the overlay, but there is a number of pricey activex controls that can do this.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a free control that could achieve this, or even a way to get around the MS media player overlay limitation.

I don't know the answer but I'd be happy if 'x' random shots were taken whith the possibility of a "reshuffle" button to try another 'x', I don't particularly want to go to the hassle of selecting a shot.
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PostSubject: Embeded Media Player for episode screen capture.   Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:34 pm

I am in the process of adding screenshot scraping and screen capture.

It is the screen capture that I am looking at changing.

At the moment MC uses ffmpeg via an automatic commandline function to return a screenshot xx no of seconds into an episode.

I have been looking at the possibility of adding an embedded media player so that a person can browse to a suitable frame and capture it directly. Apparently the MS media Player component won't work because of the overlay, but there is a number of pricey activex controls that can do this.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a free control that could achieve this, or even a way to get around the MS media player overlay limitation.

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