Display Screenshots for third party player developers

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Hey,

  I have noticed that you can now show screenshots on windows and linux devices. I was wondering if its posible for third party player developers to be able to do the same with there players. In android i know i can do screenshots in the app but wanted to see if there will be an api availible to use that would allow android apps to send the screenshots as well. I know this is new so hopefully i can add this to my app as well. Let me know what you all have in mind. 

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Scott
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William,

We don't have any documentation or an API on how to do this on other OS' available at this time, but  if and when we do introduce it, we will be sure to let the community know.

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Thanks Robb

 I was also wondering how the display area knows that the device is not supported. If i can trick the display area to allow my app to be requested for a screenshot then i can reverse engineer the rest. I didnt know what the parameters in the url need to be to allow for it to be supported. If i knew that then i can work on the rest. 

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OK i know there is no api on this but what i need is some info on it. So far i can get to where i can hit update on the screenshot on the display. What i need is what is being sent to the display when i click update so that i can send the screenshot back. If i can get to the point of responding to the request, i can possibly get android working with screenshots. :) Thanks for the help. :)
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Can a developer at least explain how the screenshot function works? I have been stuck looking at this and need a general run down of what is going on. I know that the display needs to be either the Linux player or Windows Player for you to be able to click update so that a request is sent to the display for the screenshot. Now my question is what request is that and how is it handled? Im trying to figure it out so that i dont get flooded with emails asking for the feature on my app. I have been asked 10 times already within 3 days.