Bug#699394: gnome-mplayer: [Ctrl+T] fails to take screenshot

Francesco Poli invernomuto at paranoici.org
Thu Jan 31 23:35:12 UTC 2013

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On Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:33:10 +0100 Sebastian Ramacher wrote:

> Hi Francesco,

Hi Sebastian and thanks a lot for your very fast response!

> On 2013-01-30 23:41:02, Francesco Poli (wintermute) wrote:
> > I seem to be unable to use the built-in feature to take screenshots.
> > 
> > After starting to play a video:
> > 
> >   $ gnome-mplayer one-video.ogv
> > 
> > I tried to hit [Ctrl+T], while the video was being played, but
> > nothing seemed to happen.
> Unfortunately I can't reproduce the bug. Could you please attach the output of
> 'gnome-mplayer -v $thevideo'?


I tried the following:

  $ gnome-mplayer -v voyage.ogv > /tmp/gnome-mplayer.out 2>&1

where voyage.ogv is the short film already cited in bugs #699393 and

As soon as the video began to play, I pressed [Ctrl+1], then [Ctrl+T],
and finally [Q].

The resulting file is attached (slightly edited).

It actually shows an error message about the inability to take
screenshots, but I fail to understand what's the problem.
It seems to talk about some command-line option (forgot
-vf screenshot?), but I haven't found this option in the man page...

Anything useful to debug my issue?
Please let me know.
Thanks for your time!

P.S.: by the way, the same output may perhaps be useful to investigate
bug #699393 ...

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