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Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:30 AM

This topic describes some ways of making screen captures from DVD videos. If you know of a different method or useful program, please post a reply in this topic.

Programs that have screen capture features built-in
Windows Media Player Classic

Windows Media Player Classic
Windows Media Player Classic has a built-in feature for saving thumbnail images. Simply open a video file, press Pause at the place that want to take a screenshot, and go to File --> Save Image to save a .bmp screenshot.

Tutorial available here: http://www.metcovera...?showtopic=3717

Open a .vob file in VirtualDub and press Shift + 2 to save a .bmp screenshot.

VLC Media Player
Simply pause the video and click on "Options" on the toolbar. Select "Snapshot" and you will be presented with a preview, which can then be saved as a PNG file.

Windows Media Player
In newer versions of Windows Media Player, screenshots can no longer be taken by pressing Ctrl + i, or by pressing the print screen key (the image appears black where the sceenshot should be). To take screenshots of videos using Windows Media Player, do the following:

Open Windows Media Player
Go to Tools -> Options
In Options, select the Performance Tab
Click on the Advanced button
Uncheck "Use Overlays"
Click Ok

Now run your movie in any size or screen resolution and use the standard "print screen" method (press the prt sc key on your keyboard) or Screenhunter to capture an image of the screen into memory. If you use the print screen method, you will then need to paste the image into some sort of image editor, such as Paint or Photoshop.

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