Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#4234 new enhancement

Direct3D desktop capture on Windows

Reported by: cracki Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: avdevice
Version: unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


ffmpeg can use 'dshow' filters or 'gdigrab' to capture the desktop on Windows. However, gdigrab is slow (on Aero-enabled desktops) and dshow desktop capture filters aren't shipped with Windows (3rd party filters require installation with admin rights).

in GStreamer, there's a 'dx9screencapsrc' that uses Direct3D 9 and performs reasonably well (~18 fps on my computer).

The source of that module can be found at

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by cracki

  • Priority changed from normal to wish

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by rogerdpack

I could see adding windows 8 "fast" screen capture. patches welcome!

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by rogerdpack

  • Cc added
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