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Old 02-01-08, 01:49 PM
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HELP! How do I get screen captures off DVDs? Please HELP!

I want to be able to get any still picture from a DVD. How do I capture an image off a DVD?
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Old 02-01-08, 02:19 PM
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Assuming this is a home DVD (because I have no idea if what you're asking breaks forum rules on a standard DVD):

Install "VLC" (google it)
Insert your disc, play it, find your exact scene, pause
Video->Snapshot

That's just one suggestion. Many DVD player software programs have the ability you're looking for.
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Old 02-01-08, 04:43 PM
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If you have Windows Media Player:
1. Play Movie in full screen mode.
2. Find your shot and push the print screen button on your keyboard
3. Open Paint and click edit then click paste.
4. Then Right Click the image , give the pic a name and save to a folder of your choosing.
5. Go to an image hosting website. I dig ImageBanana. Also Image Venue, photo Bucket etc.
6. At the image hosting site get to the field where you can browses through and upload photos from the folder you have saved the image/s to
7. After hey Upload Right Click the phot and go to the "Properties" option
8. Select the properties and use the info to paste your image.


This is how I do it at least.
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Old 02-01-08, 05:58 PM
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my favorite way is to use VLC, Link... , and then pause the movie, then with The Gimp, Link... , in The Gimp, use File>Acquire>Screen Shot>Grab a single window - you can then capture the DVD scene paused in VLC right into the Gimp as an image to be edited...

on this, has anybody experienced the twilight zone weirdness of Cyberlink's PowerDVD DX's ability to prevent any screen image capture?... capture the paused film image to a PNG, JPG, etc... save the file... open the fixed file... start the movie playing again and the image in the fixed file is a playing movie!... it's like the twilight zone... freaked me out... close out of the DVD player and the fixed image file goes blank...

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Old 02-02-08, 06:23 PM
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Intervideo's "WinDVD" offers this feature and works excellently.
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Old 02-02-08, 06:39 PM
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If you are using VLC, just find out which button controls the screencaps (mine is /). Hold it down for a few seconds during the scene you want. This way, you get a lot of pictures to choose from and you don't have to time your pause just right or go back if you miss.
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