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Taking screenshots of video or DVD.

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Thanks to slimy for inspiring this guide. :) It's simple really but judging by the amount of people who ask...

Screenshotting Video

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 :rolleyes:

^And they're just the ones I replied to :pinch:

The Guide

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.

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Enjoy :)

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Thanks to slimy for inspiring this guide. :) It's simple really but judging by the amount of people who ask...

Screenshotting Video

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 :rolleyes:

^And they're just the ones I replied to :pinch:

The Guide

How Things Work

This is a slightly edited version - only for grammers' sake - of a technical explanation of how this works from a reply Keiran made to one of the previous threads I answered:

Enjoy :)

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Ummmm.... you mean "grammars" ? Right?

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Ummmm.... you mean "grammars" ? Right?

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I'm not sure :s I did think about it a bit when I wrote it but I thought grammers' was right :blink: Wrong?

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very cool, always wondered why the hell i can't take screens shots of DVD's LOL

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Oh im sure there are ways :p but yea, good guide lots of people ask me stuff this all the time, thanks

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Cool, thanks. :)

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thanks for this guide (Y)

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thanks for this guide (Y)

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Thanks for that guide. I've never known how to do it, now I do.

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thank u very much! been after this for a while now.

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wvery useful ... thank you :D

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great. that's guide #2 that i suggested, maybe i should get around to doing my own? :p - good work fr3ak

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very cool, always wondered why the hell i can't take screens shots of DVD's LOL

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Oh im sure there are ways :p but yea, good guide lots of people ask me stuff this all the time, thanks

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Cool, thanks. :)

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thanks for this guide (Y)

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Thanks for that guide. I've never  known how to do it, now I do.

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thank u very much! been after this for a while now.

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wvery useful ... thank you :D

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great. that's guide #2 that i suggested, maybe i should get around to doing my own? :p - good work fr3ak

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Thank you all (Y) Happy to help. :yes:

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this will prove to be very useful. i found i could only take screenshots like normal when using QuickTime.

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In powerdvd there is a shortcut key to send it to you clipboard... I believe it is © for capture

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Great work. By the way, it's "grammar's" :D

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i usually click the camera button in powerdvd. print screen usually works if the window isnt active. :shifty:

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Yep, my video app can do it, but its good to know why the printscreen button couldn't :).

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get your digital camera and take pictures when the movie is playing :rofl:

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bsplayer and media player classic can take screenshots of video without messing around with any video settings

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your digital camera can do that job too.

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Nice guide, I always wondered why I couldn't take screenshots of dvd's, thanks man.

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Isn't that application controlled (media players have options to turn off acceleration)?

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bsplayer and media player classic can take screenshots of video without messing around with any video settings

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I tried bsplayer a while back and it couldn't take a screenshot of a DVD. Havn't tried media player classic.

I turned off hardware acceleration and some progams still can't take screenshots.

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hello why not just use in windows media player ctrl+i it works fine and most other players have the feature in one of the menus

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