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Old 09-11-02, 11:22 PM
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Possible to capture mpeg video?

Okay, I have a bunch of trailers in both mpeg and quicktime, I'd like to take a snapshot of them and save them as a JPEG, but I have been unable to do so, thru PowerDVD capture and just using the print screen button, I keep getting a blank picture.

I also did a search and couldn't find anything.
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Old 09-11-02, 11:35 PM
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In PowerDVD, hit the "p" button. It'll capture the screen and put it in the clipboard. Just open some photo editing software and paste it in.

For Quicktime, I believe ctrl-c does the same.
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Old 09-12-02, 12:05 AM
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Thanks, ctrl c worked for quicktime, but in powerdvd, 'p' is set to play/pause the video, and the capture frame feature didn't work, it does for DVDs. But then, yeah, the Print screen button did work.
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Old 09-12-02, 12:23 AM
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Hmmm... maybe "p" was for WinDVD. I always get them confused. Anyway, I guess you've figured out how to do what you wanted.
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Old 09-12-02, 01:28 AM
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Hypersnap DX - will capture anything:

http://www.hypersnap.com/
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Old 09-12-02, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the link, Blake. Great software, but... it still can't capture mpeg video. I'm still getting a blank screen! I have tried configuring the settings but with no avl.

Its no sweat getting shots of quicktime and divx files, but it is just too difficult to capture it in PowerDVD. Only way it worked was by pressing pause, then Print screen, then Ctrl C and Print screen again, and most of the time, I got the wrong frame. Meanwhile, here's something to keep this thread interesting!


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Old 10-23-02, 11:36 AM
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Ranger, how were you able to capture in PowerDVD?
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Old 10-24-02, 03:28 AM
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Try opening the MPEG in QuickTime Player (assuming you're talking about MPEG-1 videos)

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