[vbox-dev] sugestion to dev onto vbox

Alexey Eremenko al4321 at gmail.com
Mon May 10 09:45:01 GMT 2010

> Huh? VirtualBox supports taking screenshots via the API, and there's also
> infrastructure for "taping" a VM session. The problem with the latter is
> that we can't ship it due to the well-known licensing fee issue associated
> with various video encoders. If you build VirtualBox from sources you can
> let it talk to ffmpeg...

1. Screenshots you can ship (using libpng)
2. Video you can ship using OGG Theora (there is a video decoder for
Windows Media Player, to view it, too) -- this will also advance usage
of Free Video codecs. - or uncompressed RAW AVI...

> We just don't consider it worth the effort to put something in the GUI which
> every host OS has plenty of facilities for - taking screenshots.

While true, it is *much* easier to use VBox GUI for those tasks... than Host OS.

I would like to have those options in the GUI

And, for some users, this feature is quite a big deal, as seen in the review:

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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