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DadOfTwo
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Screenshots of video working in 7.7

Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:27 am

Hi all

Noticed recently that when taking a screenshot of a sideloaded app that video capture is now working along with UI capture over the top of the video.

According to the dev guidelines :

Screenshots will only work for sideloaded channels and static content (i.e. screenshots of video will not work). FHD (1920x1080) screenshots also require a 4K capable Roku set to 1080p or 4K UHD display type.

Is this potentially a DRM config issue with the content we're loading into our app or is Roku now outputting the video layer of any content including DRM protected, for a side loaded app?

Thanks
 
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RokuNB
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Re: Screenshots of video working in 7.7

Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:16 am

Can you pls provide more info?
Device model#, firmware#, what was playing at the time ...
 
DadOfTwo
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Re: Screenshots of video working in 7.7

Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:59 pm

Roku 4 (4400X), 1080p UI mode. Firmware 7.7.

The video asset is DRM protected Smooth Streaming asset loaded via a manifest.

Thanks
 
DadOfTwo
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Re: Screenshots of video working in 7.7

Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:35 am

Hi RokuNB

What are you thoughts on this?
 
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Re: Screenshots of video working in 7.7

Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:11 pm

DadOfTwo wrote:
Hi RokuNB
What are you thoughts on this?

Can you send me (PM) a pvt.channel add-code where this can be seen?
 
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Re: Screenshots of video working in 7.7

Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:50 pm

Ok, on closer examination - some players include the video frame when taking snapshots for side-loaded apps only.
This is by design, to facilitate testing/debugging. Notice that
a) Frames are captured at low resolution
b) This is not a security concern since side-loaded apps are not secured in any way - they are just a zip with "open" source, someone exploring it will find DRM keys etc (do not share your code to strangers, don't hand out the keys to the kingdom!) 
 
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Re: Screenshots of video working in 7.7

Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:50 am

Thanks for the follow up.

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