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Hi, does anyone know how to take screenshots from a DVD being played in a DVD-ROM? I only get black screens or weird results that can't be manipulated. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, - Hollis 00:15, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

  • I take mine through Windows Media Player; there's a "Screen Capture" option under DVD Features, though I think it depends what DVD drive you have and what settings you've got - Kwenn 19:23, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
  • That's how i get mine. Dude984 19:59, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I can't seem to get it working, even after reading the help file. At least I have a starting place to begin googling. Thanks again, - Hollis 23:30, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
      • In Mac OS X, system-wide screengrabs are disabled while DVD Player is running due to copyright considerations; this may be what is happening on your system. You can circumvent it by either downloading a different screen-grab program or by using a different media player. RMF 00:04, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
  • When I got my DVD-ROM drive, I got a program called Nero Showtime and it has a capture screen function. Before I used this program I attempted to use the Print Screen key on my keyboard but it would always mess up for some reason as if it knew I was copying an image from a DVD. DarthMaul431 02:28, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
  • The reason it messes up when you press print screen is that displaying the video on the screen is done by the graphics card after Windows has handled the rest of the screen. When you press print screen Windows copies what it knows is on the screen which has a big black hole where the video should be. If you turn off video acceleration in your DVD software then it should work, but performance will go down. It's definately better to just get software with a built in screen capture function. Green tentacle 08:29, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

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