Python Script from Website screenshot to Video

In this article, we will see the Python script to make a video from any website’s screenshot. This will happen with only one click after pasting the given code in this article.

Here’s an alternative approach using selenium and opencv libraries to capture screenshots and generate a video.

import time
import os
from selenium import webdriver
import cv2

def capture_website(url):
    # Set up Selenium WebDriver
    options = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
    options.add_argument('--headless')  # Run Chrome in headless mode
    driver = webdriver.Chrome(options=options)

    # Open the webpage
    time.sleep(5)  # Wait for the page to load completely (adjust as needed)

    # Get the page height
    page_height = driver.execute_script('return Math.max(document.body.scrollHeight, document.body.offsetHeight, document.documentElement.clientHeight, document.documentElement.scrollHeight, document.documentElement.offsetHeight);')

    # Set the window size to match the page height
    driver.set_window_size(1280, page_height)

    screenshots = []

    # Capture screenshots of the webpage at different scroll positions
    for scroll_position in range(0, page_height, 1280):
        driver.execute_script(f'window.scrollTo(0, {scroll_position});')
        time.sleep(0.2)  # Wait for scrolling to settle (adjust as needed)

        # Capture screenshot using OpenCV
        screenshot = driver.get_screenshot_as_png()

    # Quit the driver

    return screenshots

def generate_video(screenshots):
    frame_rate = 10  # Adjust as needed

    output_file = 'website_video.mp4'  # Output file path

    # Save screenshots as temporary image files
    image_files = []
    for i, screenshot in enumerate(screenshots):
        image_file = f'screenshot_{i}.png'
        with open(image_file, 'wb') as f:

    # Read the first screenshot to get the frame dimensions
    first_screenshot = cv2.imread(image_files[0])
    height, width, _ = first_screenshot.shape

    # Create a VideoWriter object
    fourcc = cv2.VideoWriter_fourcc(*'mp4v')
    video_writer = cv2.VideoWriter(output_file, fourcc, frame_rate, (width, height))

    # Write the screenshots to the video file
    for image_file in image_files:
        frame = cv2.imread(image_file)

    # Release the video writer and delete the temporary image files
    for image_file in image_files:

    print(f'Video created successfully: {output_file}')

def create_video_from_website(url):
    screenshots = capture_website(url)

# Usage example
target_url = ''

This approach uses the selenium library with a headless Chrome browser and opencv for capturing screenshots and generating the video. The script navigates to the specified URL, captures screenshots at different scroll positions, and saves them as temporary image files. Then, it uses opencv to create a video by writing the image frames to a video file.

The output video will be saved in the same folder where your script will be placed.

Change the website name to any website in the script from “”.

Please ensure that you have the necessary dependencies installed. You can install them using pip.

pip install selenium opencv-python-headless

Give this alternative approach a try, and it should capture screenshots and generate a video from the website.

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