How to record Gear S3 screen to get a video?

Hi, everyone. I'm struggling to find out how to either record or capture Gear S3 screen to get a video.
Who knows how it's possible. Thanks!

Edited by: Anonymous on 03 May, 2019


8 Replies
Armaan-Ul- Islam

You can Capture Screenshots of Gear S3 by:

Pressing the Home key and swiping from the left of the screen to the right.



But, I haven't seen any procedure of screen recording yet.

Peter Wegner

Check your Watch:



Ask S.msung why you need ROOT for this...


Best Regards

Peter Wegner
enlightenment_info -dump_topvwins /opt/usr/home/owner/media/Images


This is how I was able to capture screens on Tizen 3 and 4... also root only...


Best Regards

Peter Wegner

sh-3.2$ screenshot --help
mkdir: cannot create directory `/opt/usr/media': Permission denied
chown: cannot access `/opt/usr/media/Screenshots': Permission denied
chmod: cannot access `/opt/usr/media/Screenshots': Permission denied
/opt/usr/media/Screenshots: Permission denied
Screenshot Error: fail to createScreenShot!
/usr/bin/screenshot: line 27: mediadb-update: command not found
/opt/usr/media/Screenshots/Screen-20180302033847.bmp: Permission denied
"/opt/usr/media/Screenshots/Screen-20180302033847.bmp" saved
screenshot success


All usefull features require root...


Best Regards

Peter Wegner
sh-3.2$ screen_recorder -f RGB4 -c 1 -o 360,360 -p 30 -b 1000000 -t Video -m 0
It's a console application
++ capture = Still
++ format = RGB4
++ output size(width,height) = 360,360
++ fps = 30
++ bitrate = 1000000
++ filepath = Video
XvGrabPort success : 78
Unable to open a DRM device
DRI2 GET BUffer Time:0
[Error] : fail to get buffers
crashed [1501082795] processname=screen_recorder, pid=12116, tid=12116, signal=11Segmentation fault07
Peter Wegner

No idea why...


But I am not able to capture Videos in Tizen 3...

Gear S3 creates 0 Byte files... and SM-Z400 saves only 1 KB Header... or it crashes and device reboot...

screen_recorder -f AR24 -o 360,360 -m 0 -t /tmp/videoAR24

screen_recorder -f XR24 -o 360,360 -m 0 -t /tmp/videoXR24






Best Regards

Peter Wegner



Maybe something else work... Found in Google... because screen_recorder shows something like this:

(screen_recorder:3352): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_mini_object_unref: assertion 'mini_object->refcount > 0' failed
last_error(32) code(0) id(0)

My output on my SM-R760...

sh-3.2# gst-launch-1.0 -e v4l2src ! queue ! x264enc ! h264parse ! queue ! qtmux0. alsasrc ! 'audio/x-raw,rate=44100,depth=24' ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! voaacenc ! aacparse ! qtmux ! filesink lo
WARNING: erroneous pipeline: no element "v4l2src"


Maybe someone else can find correct settings faster...


Best Regards

Peter Wegner

100 years later I found this... as all my other attempts failed... durig F&ing not existing documentations...

sh-3.2# tdm-monitor -dump current
Thread added[0xf73c9398, pid:5558 tid: 5558] to display:0xf73c5070
path: /tmp/dump_20190503.065812
Thread removed[0xf73c9398 pid:5558 tid: 5558]


At the moment only tested on my SM-R760 with Tizen 5.5 ...

Output are 31 PNGs... better then nothing...


sh-3.2# tdm-monitor -info
Thread added[0xf7be7398, pid:7243 tid: 7243] to display:0xf7be3070
['exynos' backend information]
vendor: Samsung
version: 1.5

['exynos' backend output information]
idx   maker   model   name   type   status   dpms   subpixel   align_w   min   max   phy(mm)
0   unknown   unknown-0   unknown   DSI   mode_setted   on   0   -1   32x-1   360x360   33x33
        1 modes:
                 name refresh (Hz) clk hdisp hss hse htot vdisp vss vse vtot vscan
                *360x360 60 128 360 361 362 365 360 370 371 376 0 none preferred,driver
        1 properties:
                name    type    idx     value
                set_aod unknown 0       0

['exynos' backend layer information]
idx   output   zpos   buf   format   size   crop   geometry   transform
0   0   0   -
        caps    : overlay,graphic
        formats : XR24,AR24
        0 properties:
1   0   1   0xf7fdd300   AR24   360x360   360x360+0+0   360x360+0+0   none
        caps    : primary,graphic
        formats : XR24,AR24
        0 properties:
2   0   2   -
        caps    : overlay,graphic
        formats : XR24,AR24
        0 properties:

['exynos' backend PP information]
caps    : async
formats : XR24,AR24,NV12,YU12,YU16
size    : min(16x8) max(-1x-1) align_w(2)

['exynos' backend capture information]
caps    : output
formats : AR24,XR24
size    : min(16x8) max(-1x-1) align_w(2)

Thread removed[0xf7be7398 pid:7243 tid: 7243]


No idea if someone will share better solution... as it seems again "Top Secret"... like all in Tizen...


Best Regards