The SnapStream command button, at the top of the Camnet Service Manager, snaps a stream from the live video or from the recording in the main window. MPEG-4/2 and H.264 streams are written to an .mp4 file while an M-JPEG stream is written to an .avi file. The file is named as: yyyymmdd_hhmmss_snap_(camname).ext. For example,
      20150503_044040_snap_m1031.mp4         (the cam_ part of cam_m1031 is not used for this)
The snapstream duration is 6.5 seconds. Audio is included if present in the A/V stream. Any transcode operation, including resize and rotate, in effect for the client is used when making the snapstream file.

The peel-view window's system menu (alt-spacebar) has an item named Snap stream. Select that to create a snap stream of the peel view. This works the same way the SnapStream command button does for the main view.

The CAMNET server creates the snapstream and sends it to the client. The client stores the snapstream in the user's Videos folder, in the directory named snap_streams. Also in the Videos folder are exported recordings.

To re-arm the SnapStream button after use (when dimmed), select the Live video button again. The SnapStream button remains locked from further snap requests until the outstanding snap stream returns from CAMNET server and is written to the Videos/snap_streams folder.

[ camnet videos folder ]