Hi, I want to take a screenshot of my desktop using FFMPEG, however I have no clue of how to set up a command like this and every time I search on google I only get how to extract a frame from a video... I ONLY want to take a single screenshot from my desktop using FFMPEG, so what is the command for that? Also, I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

asked 04 Jun '14, 09:23

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This is off the top of my head, but it may get you started.

ffmpeg -t 1 -s 1024x768 -f x11grab -i :0.0+0,0 -f mjpeg output.png

-i is input file and this tells it to use the desktop starting from top left
-t 1 is to take a frame
-s is size
man ffmpeg :-)


answered 16 Jul '14, 11:26

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