[vbox-dev] Current console preview

Alexey Eremenko al4321 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 10:20:36 GMT 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 9:23 AM, James Lucas <jimmy at secsme.org.au> wrote:
> One feature I would like is to be able to get a current preview of the
> Virtual Machine. I've looked through the code and can sort of see how
> the Dock icon preview works. What I see is the ability to get to the
> Console frame buffer from a XPCOM application (say VBoxManage) and then
> dump the current view into a format/size requested. There is the
> VBoxHeadless video capture component however this is not single frames
> at a set point in time.
> Is this feasible? If so, is there anyone at Sun/Virtual Box who can take
> a moment to give me some pointers as I would like to make a go at
> implementing this.
> - James

You mean something similar to Microsoft VirtualPC's mini-preview of
running VMs ?

Yes that would be very useful feature.
But it does not have to be video - it can be screenshots captures once
each second or so...

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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