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Anyone know how to do screen captures from DVDs?(8 posts)

Anyone know how to do screen captures from DVDs?The Walrus
Nov 11, 2003 6:32 PM
My niece thought stills of a couple of scenes from the "Harry Potter" flicks would be nice to have; however, try as I might, I can't figure out how to do a screen print from a freeze-frame. (FWIW--I played the discs using InterVideo, on a machine running XP....) Is this some kind of copyright protection at work? Is there freeware that'll do the job, or even commercial software?
yupDougSloan
Nov 11, 2003 8:25 PM
With this, you can capture anything on screen:

http://www.techsmith.com/products/snagit/default.asp

I liked it so much I bought it.

Doug
It will do itFez
Nov 11, 2003 10:54 PM
I have a notebook with XP and Intervideo WinDVD.

Yes, there is a screen capture function. Don't have the machine in front of me, but I believe if you expand the player buttons and slide your cursor over each little icon, you will see the screen capture.

Every time you click it saves a pic of the capture. And it saves all of them in some directory like My Pictures. I believe you can change it.
Try (SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN) and then ...Live Steam
Nov 12, 2003 6:22 AM
paste it into your photo editing software. Open your photo editing software and select NEW from the file menu. At this point there may be a menu item that says PASTE FROM CLIPBOARD - use that. OR, select NEW and then paste the clipboard contents into the new photo. The only reason this shouldn't work is if the DVD software or the DVD itself, disables that function of your computer.
you mean I bought a program for that? nmDougSloan
Nov 12, 2003 7:15 AM
Well, imagine my chagrin...The Walrus
Nov 13, 2003 11:59 AM
...when I clicked on the "help" button and got a popup that informed me that my version of InterVideo lacks, among other things,
i still image capture.
I can only assume that this somehow also prevents the "conventional" approaches, like shift + print screen, 'cuz that never worked, either.

O well--they'll have to answer to my niece, now.

Thanks to all for the advice.
work aroundDougSloan
Nov 13, 2003 12:02 PM
Take a digital camera and photograph the screen. ;-)
Gotcha--kind of a low-tech hi-tech solution ;-) (nm)The Walrus
Nov 13, 2003 5:18 PM