Archived:Capturing contents of video playback area not possible (Known Issue)
Template:KBKI This known issue was originally created by Mudhalvan and has been verified by Forum Nokia.
|ID||KIS000842||Creation date||March 4, 2008|
|Platform||S60 3rd Edition||Tested on devices||(All)|
|Category||Symbian C++||Subcategory||Multimedia, Graphics|
There are no Symbian or S60 platform-level APIs that provide a way to access the video frame buffers in order to capture screen shots of video playback.
Methods such as CopyScreenToBitmap() from CWsScreenDevice, RHardwareBitmap or screen address retrieved with UserSvr::ScreenInfo() do not provide a way to capture screenshots of video playback currently in progress.
All above methods result in a blank rectangle being captured for the video area. This is because MMF video controllers do not hand the video frames over to the window server, but simply request a safe drawing region and use Direct Screen Access to render the decoded frames. Symbian OS does not provide access to raw LCD framebuffer.
No solution available.