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Hello, a while ago I had the need to take a screen capture from a ... 3rd Party BlackBerry Software forum

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    Lightbulb screen captures from the BlackBerry display

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    Hello,
    a while ago I had the need to take a screen capture from a BlackBerry display for documentation. My initial thought was the use of the simulator. But since OS 4.0.2 and with the javaloader.exe it was possible to take screenshots directly from the device via USB.
    Meanwhile I have created 2 tools with a Windows user interface using javaloader.exe that allow screen captures or viewing the BlackBerry screen on the PC or create a small video sequence. I have been asked by some people to share them, so here they are.
    See the attached screenshots.
    More info and download to be found here:
    http://oppitronic.de/pb/bbscreenshooter.php
    http://oppitronic.de/pb/bbscreenstream.php
    The tools are free to use, feedback welcome, donations possible.
    Prerequisites are:
    - the BlackBerry Desktop Manager or Device Manager 4.x installed
    - the Blackberry connected via USB
    - the javaloader.exe from the BlackBerry JDS Components Package 4.x (free to download from the RIM homepage in the developer section)

    Michael


    P.S.
    a demo video in DivX 6.4 format:
    http://oppitronic.de/public/screenshot/bbss.avi
    (the possibility to create or view video clips depends on the codecs you have installed on your system)
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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    thanks for sharing. ill give it a try

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    Im gonna try that as well later. I like the record feature, this would be great for tutorials.

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i have used the screen capture and it works great. Thanks for the tool.

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)
    Thanks for sharing great work!

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    New versions for both tools are uploaded.
    Check the integrated help for info.
    Update your existing versions with the built-in update feature.

    BBScreenShooter:
    - 1.33, passwords with blanks now work


    BBScreenStream
    - 0.80
    Fixed a compatibility issue with older versions of javaloader and some BB models or OS versions (hopefully)
    (the corrections costs performance, use the latest javaloader and OS to gain speed - the tool automatically switches to the fast method when possible)
    Fixed problems with blanks in passwords and in path names
    No more password screen pop-up when using a device with no password set after each play/stop.

    New features:
    - a double click on the screen picture works like the [play/stop] button - just for convenience.
    -while in pause mode:
    --pressing the [S] key or single left-click on the screen picture will do just on more screen capture. This takes load from your device while presenting. You can only show the screens you want to. This works as well while recording.
    --pressing the [R] key will just add the current screen once more to the avi file while recording without taking a new picture. Since the playback of the videos is fixed to one picture per second, this gives the ability to show a screen as many seconds longer as times you pressed the R key.

    Hopefully I have not added too many bugs....

    Michael

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    Awesome! Great job!

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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2007 to everybody!
    (and maybe some BlackBerry free days...)



    Seasons Greetings
    Michael

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    An outstanding program that is very easy to use! Excellent work oppitronic!!

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    this is awesome! thanx a bunch

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    New version 1.40 out for BBScreenShooter.
    No new features, just some GUI cleanup for consistency with BBScreenStream.

    Michael

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    Yet another update:

    BBScreenShooter 1.44:
    Now with UNICODE support and therefore the possibility to have multilanguage help text, starting with english and german.
    New are the shaded frames and some nice key+mouse-click combinations plus the usualy code cleanup and bug fixes.

    Screenshots:
    http://oppitronic.de/public/screensh...eenshooter.jpg
    http://oppitronic.de/public/screensh...shotviewer.jpg

    Download:
    http://oppitronic.de/pb/oui!/bbscreenshooter.exe



    BBSceenStream v0.84:
    As well added support for UNICODE and German help text.
    Some fixes and cleanup as well.

    Screenshot:
    http://oppitronic.de/public/screensh...reenstream.jpg

    Download:
    http://oppitronic.de/pb/oui!/bbscreenstream.exe


    The help text has been reworked for both programs and might be worth a look.

    To use these programs you need a Blackberry connected to your PV via USB, the Blackberry Desktop or Device Manager installed, a Blackberry OS version of 4.0.2 or higher and the javaloader.exe from the JDE Components Package 4.x.

    You can get the Components Package from RIM if you follow this link:
    BlackBerry - BlackBerry | Wireless Handheld Devices, Software & Services from Research In Motion (RIM)

    For video creation I got good results with the old DivX 4.12 codec which can be played almost everywhere.
    Get it from: DivX 4.12 Free Download - Softpedia

    Volunteers for more help text translations welcome. Just look at the original English one, copy and paste the text into Notepad, translate it, save it as UNICODE text and send it back to me.

    Regards
    Michael

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    Can you create a blackberry application that takes a screenshot on the actual device and then allows the user to email that picture or store it in storage as a png or jpg?

    This would be very helpful

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

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    it would..
    But the APIs to do that do not exist on a Blackberry, yet.
    Maybe in a future OS release, but certainly not in 4.2.

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    Re: screen captures from the BlackBerry display

    dang... do you know of a way to hack or make a new theme builder? i would love to make more then two types of themes.. :-)

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