how can i take a screenshot of a movie
Video Screen Shot?
screenshot from video
...I think it might be handy to have around. I can just link to this instead of explaining everytime
^And they're just the ones I replied to
1. Right-click the desktop > Properties > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshooting > Hardware acceleration: None
Bypass graphics card
2. Press the print screen key on your keyboard.
Saves the entire desktop as an image to the clipboard.
3. Paste into your favourite graphics editor. Even paint will do.
Now you can see what was saved. From here you can do what you like with it, saving might be a good idea
4. Right-click the desktop > Properties > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshooting > Hardware acceleration: Full (or whatever it was beforehand)
Return graphics settings back to normal
How Things Work
This is a slightly edited version - only for grammers' sake - of a technical explanation of how this works from a reply Kieran made to one of the previous threads I answered:
The explanation is if you have harware acceleration enabled, all rendering of the movie is done on your graphics card. When you do a screen capture, it gets what is in the screen buffer before it is sent to the graphics card, so that data isnt there yet. If you turn acceleration off, the movie is forced to be rendered by software and is so in the screen buffer before it is sent to the gfx card and hence can be captured.