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    How to take screen shots. How to attach files.

    I am posting this as a guide on how to take screenshots to save people having to resort to taking pictures with their cameras. This allows for better clarity. There are other way of taking screenshots, so please continue with the method you are familiar with.

    The receiver must be on the same network as your PC/laptop. I.E it must be connected to the same router that your PC/alptop is connected to. You can use network cables, homeplugs or wifi USB devices. There is no need for a direct/physical connection between receiver and PC/laptop.

    You need to know the IP address of your receiver. You can the check this by: Menu > Information > Network

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    Amend the following by changing the X so that it makes up the IP address of your receiver.
    Code:
    http://192.168.X.XX/grab?format=jpg
    eg
    Code:
    http://192.168.0.8/grab?format=jpg

    OSD screenshot
    Amend the following by changing the X so that it makes up the IP address of your receiver.
    Code:
    http://192.168.X.XX/grab?format=jpg&mode=osd
    eg
    Code:
    http://192.168.0.8/grab?format=jpg&mode=osd

    Paste this in your web browser's address bar. You can save these as a bookmark/favourite if you use the same IP address for your receiver.
    01 address bar.jpg

    A screenshot will be generated. Right click on picture to save it.
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    Choose where you want to save the picture and also what name you want.
    03 name and location.jpg
    Last edited by abu baniaz; 21-08-16 at 17:22. Reason: no need for direct connection

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    Using OpenWebif

    Using OpenWebif to take a screenshot

    1. Find out the receiver's IP address by pressing/selecting on your remote: Menu > Information > About

    2. Open your web browser on PC. In the address/search bar, input/type the receiver's IP address

    3. Click on Grab screenshot

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    4.
    Select the type of screenshot you want
    OSD = Menus/text only
    Video = Video only
    All = OSD & video


    002.jpg


    5.
    Right click on the picture,
    Click on "Save Image As"
    A window will open, you can select where to save the file
    You can also change the name. Using numbers as prefixes helps

    003.jpg

    6.
    To take another screenshot, if in another menu, click on the screenshot button again
    Repeat of step 4
    Last edited by abu baniaz; 28-03-17 at 01:23. Reason: Duplicated to use OpenWebif

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    You can attach screenshots and other files to your post. Some files must be zipped first. Large log files,xml files etc

    Click on "go advanced" near bottom of the screen

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    Then click on "Manage Attachments"

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    A pop-up window will be shown. Click on "Add files" then "Select files"

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    In the next window that is shown, go to where your screenshot or file you want to attach is located and then select it, then click "open".
    (A list of allowed file types will be listed. If a file type is not allowed, zip/rar it.)

    07 pick file.jpg

    You can add several files by clicking on "select files". Click on "upload files" when you are ready.

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    The uploads will be listed in the bottom section of the screen. Click on "insert inline" if you want them to appear at a pariticular place. Then click "done". If you do not click on "insert inline", all attachments will be placed together at the bottom of the post.

    09 done.jpg

    EDIT (20161025):
    If the "select files" does not work, click on basic/uploader.

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    Just to add that if you're using a smartphone or tablet, you can also save this method as a home screen shortcut, then it's just one click on the saved icon to take any proper screenshots.

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