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Old 11-02-04, 01:34 PM
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How to take still pictures from MPEG/AVI files?

How can I take still pictures from MPEG/AVI files?


I want to take some screen captures from the moving video and use them in Adobe Photoshop.

Using the old "print screen" trick, just messes things up


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you could open them in PowerDVD and take a screen cap from that.
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Snatchit!
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Media Player Classic can do it for most video formats.

You can also try this trick: open one instance of the video and then pause it. Open another instance of the video in a second player window and take the screenshot from there. That's what I do to capture video of a video.

(If anyone tries this, could you please report back with results of success or failure? Thank you)
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Open them in BSPlayer. In the options, disable the screen overlay. The playback will be pretty slow and annoying, so just change to the screen you want and take the shot. The print screen trick will work fine when you have the overlay disabled.

BSPlayer is a great little player program. Very nice.

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