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    Lightbulb screenshots, screen capture and display plus video creation

    Here a two tools to get the Blackberry display content on your PC.

    1) BBScreenShooter is a small tool that lets you easily take screenshots from your Blackberry.

    2) BBScreenStream is a small tool that lets you display the Blackberry screen on a PC. You can even create an AVI file from the screen captures.

    Both are useful for presentations or documentation.


    Prerequisites:
    - the BlackBerry Desktop Manager or Device Manager 4.x installed
    - a Blackberry connected via USB
    - the javaloader.exe from the BlackBerry JDS Components Package 4.x
    - a video creation codec installed on the PC like e.g. DivX 4.2 or higher (for BBScreenStream)


    Cost:
    ZERO, this tool is free and stays free.
    You may donate using paypal.


    BBScreenShooter Features:
    -takes a screen capture with a click
    -copies the screenshot to the clipboard (allowing to paste it into other applications)
    -adds a shaded frame around the picture
    -saves the picture in BMP, JPG or PNG format
    -re-sizes the picture from 25% to 200 %
    -adds consecutive numbers to the file name
    -built-in picture viewer
    -push-to-tray function and hot-key assignment
    -built-in software update function so you never miss a new version
    -multilingual help text / unicode aware


    Screenshots:



    Download:
    Read more and download the tool from:
    oppitronic.[net|de]


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    BBScreenStreamFeatures:
    - constantly displays the BlackBerry display content on your PC screen
    - "on-the-fly" resizing while maintaning the original aspect ratio.
    - 3 predefined fixed sizes and 3 capture speeds
    - copy picture to clipboard function
    - built-in software update function so you never miss a new version
    - multilingual help text / unicode aware


    Screenshots:



    Download:
    Read more and download the tool from:
    oppitronic.[net|de]


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    Get javaloader.exe from:
    BlackBerry - Java Development Environment
    (only download the "BlackBerry JDE Component Package Downloads 4.7". You will find the javaloader.exe when you open the JDE installer EXE with 7-zip")

    Feedback is welcome.
    I am also looking for volunteers to translate the help text into other languages.

    Greetings
    Michael
    Last edited by oppiTronic; 11-06-2009 at 09:55 AM.
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    Smile Love these apps...

    Just wanted to mention that I use both... and found them to be top quality.

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    Yes they are awesome.
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    Downloading the ScreenShooter and giving it a shot.
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    Got it working and posted the unlocked 8800 themes:

    Screenshots of 8800 themes
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    @kasperapd: Good to know that the 8800 still supports the screenshot feature without changes.
    But you could have made use of the shaded frame feature to make them look prettier... (joking)
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    True, I was pressed for time and had to get ready for work, so this was a rush job.
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    Default Updates

    There are a few updates to both tools.
    You can use the built-in update function to get the latest versions or just download them again.

    The password can now be remembered. To activate this feature edit the ini files and set the "rememberPassword" value to 1.
    The password is stored simple encrypted in the ini file.
    An "open lock" icon in the black startup screen will remind you that this feature is enabled.

    To other values in the ini file can be used to tweak the timeout values for device detection and password check.
    connecttimeout = 127
    passwordtimeout = 255
    Increase them if you encounter problems. (heard of it from a few 8703 models)

    Some bugs have been fixed as well including the tray icon problem when using the hotkey feature and the use of foreign languages special characters in names for the AVI files and folders.

    I am still looking for volunteers to translate the help text shown in the help screen of the tools.

    Greetings
    Michael

    P.S.
    I just got my 8800 and I have the impression that the screenshots go faster now when the new version of javaloader is used as well. (the new version is 100K and comes with the JDE components package 4.2.1)
    Last edited by oppiTronic; 04-14-2007 at 03:13 AM. Reason: grammar
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    Thanks for the update!
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    This is a very good utility, I am grateful it was developed... I use it most frequently!
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    I don't think this works with the Curve, does it?
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    Haven't tried it yet. I'll see if I can try it tonight or tomorrow.
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    it's not working on my curve. tried it today. none of the screen capture utilities seem to be working on my curve......
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    Nav,
    You emailed me a program a few weeks ago and I was 100 percent able to capture screen shots... I use the curve.. Actually posted one in the Unlock every carrier thread, in 8300 forum...
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    I have heard that the T-Mobile OS version for the CURVE should work, but can't test it. Nobody has paid for my 8300 yet...

    T-Mobile Europe Europe offers:
    4.2.2_Release_188_-_Platform_2.4.0.35_Applications_4.2.2.90 for the 8300.

    Link to free download area
    Blackberry

    (not allowed to post the link....)

    Unfortunately I don't have a device to test with.
    Last edited by kasperapd; 06-27-2007 at 05:21 PM.
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    Definitely does not work with OS v4.2.2.67
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    What a great utility!!! I used this on my 8700 on a regular basis. Each version. Just keeps getting better and better!

    Any idea when it will be up and running on the att Curve?
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    I still cannot call a CURVE my own...so I can't try myself.

    As far as I know it is not a problem with the CURVE, but with the OS 4.2.2 and a new policy setting or with some early version of 4.2.2
    In the BES 4.1.4 there is a new policy "allow screenshot". If it is set to "false", the javaloader can't get access to the screen.
    For prosumer models I have heard exists a method to import a policy setting.

    I can't do anything to make it work, since my tools rely on the javaloader.
    Sorry.

    Michael
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    Thanks so very much for the information, Michael. Understand perfectly.
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    No news to the issue with the CURVE.
    (must be related to a policy setting in 4.2.2)

    But other news!
    A new version is out with new feature based on user request.

    New in Version 1.60a:
    - in the password window the corresponding PIN of the device is displayed
    - you can take screenshots from up to 4 devices connected to USB simultaneously
    - the device PIN can be included in the file name (it will be included anyway when taking simultaneous shots)
    - the rememberPassword feature works for all 4 devices as well (still no button for that, you have to set rememberPassword=1 in the .ini file)
    - when doing simultaneous screenshots a combined picture is stored in the clipboard while the files are still saved separate.

    Have fun!
    Attached are some screenshots. (only 3 devices at once, that's all I have )

    And here is the link: http://oppitronic.net/pb/oui!/bbscreenshooter.exe
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    Last edited by oppiTronic; 10-25-2007 at 09:54 AM. Reason: former beta is now released
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    Default More news!

    There is a new beta version of BBScreenStream as well.

    New in version 0.90a:
    - in the password window the corresponding PIN of the device is displayed
    - you can select the device you want to show
    - the rememberPassword feature works for all 4 devices as well (still no button for that, you have to set rememberPassword=1 in the .ini file)
    - you can run multiple instances of BBScreenStream showing up to 4 devices simultaneously. (To do so copy BBScreenStream and the .ini file into another folder and rename it to e.g BBScreenStream2.exe)

    Again have fun!
    Screenshots attached.

    Link: http://oppitronic.net/pb/oui!/bbscreenstream.exe
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    Last edited by oppiTronic; 10-25-2007 at 09:55 AM. Reason: former beta now released
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    Does this work with the Pearl? I did a search on my system for javaloader.exe and it's not on my PC. I searched the entire PC to include the RIM folder. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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    Sure it does.
    The javaloader.exe is part of the JDE Components Package available from RIM. I am not authorized to distribute it.
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    Ah, I have a question then, has anyone been able to get this to work on a Vista PC, and connect a Curve, and get screenshots?
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    I can confirm that it works with Vista.
    But I have no Curve and can't test it.

    The Curve has the new OS 4.2.2 and this OS has a new security policy setting to prevent screenshots.
    If you are connected to a BES 4.1.4 you can have your admin set the screenshot policy to allow again.
    I don't know how to allow this for prosumer devices.

    Another reason can be an old javaloader.exe. Try the latest version from the JDE 4.2.1 components package.

    Michael
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