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Old 04-07-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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I want to take screenshots of dvd movies I have. For my desktop. Ok, it's not for my desktop, it's so I can put a picture on my desktop as refrence so I can make a sexy little Keanu Reeves sim for my Sims II game. Then when I'm done I can drool over my desktop. Shut up. Anyway, when I play the movie, it will only play on it's own player, not the other dvd software stuff I have, and if I press the screenshot button, it exits the movie and will not copy it so I can print it onto a graphics program. Anyone know of a screenshot program or other way I can do this? All the stills I've found online suck, at least for sim creating purposes.
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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lol looking at the matrix huh? thats ok i love that movie also. it probably wont let you take a screenshot because it would be infringing on copyrights
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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there is a "print screen" or prtscrn or something of that nature button on your keyboard, you might not think its there but i guarantee it is. press that and then ctrl v it into paint. and do what you want with it. hope that helps.
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:25 PM   #4
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Eh, that's what I ment when I said "press the screenshot button". Reading it, sounds like I was saying some kind of option in my software. Anyway, that's what I ment, press screenshot and the movie exits. Stoopid copywright.
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you should use a dvd shrink and put the movie on your computer then try too.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:10 PM   #6
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have you tried using ur dvd programs, becuase WinDVD, can take screenshots and saves them too, and ive done it many times before
when their dvd player (interactual) or whatever else it is loads, quit, go to my computer, right click on the dvd, and press open with whatever program you have, and most programs give u the option ot take a screenshot.
if not that, go to http://files.dvdr-digest.com/encode/...ink32setup.zip and download dvdshrink and rip the files to ur hard drive and then open it and then take a prt scr shot.
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:41 PM   #7
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OMG! I'm a dork, call me a dork right now! I can't beleive what a freakin' idiot I am! I spent all day trying to get a stupid screenshot, because that's just how stubborn I am. I downloaded hypercam and spent two hours trying to defeat the apparent flaw that my player I was using didn't use direct X to play, so it couldn't capture. I tried this method, I tried that method, I pulled out my hair and had my first ciggarette in three weeks. (Don't worry, the one three weeks ago was my first in two years, not likely I'll start again).
Then I remembered, I had more than the Interactual Player and PCFriendly Dvd players installed. Hidden on my computer, with no desktop, startup menu, or quick launch icons, was my first dvd player. Power Dvd. With a nice little capture screen button right on the bar you use to play the movie.
*hits self repeatedly*
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Hahaha.. Well done! So this one problem actually led you to find old programs you had forgotten about Power DVD is a great program in my opinion. So far it has been able to play every single movie I throw at it without issue.
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get screenrip, its an excellent little tool for grabbing parts of screens, you can grab active windows, bars, select an area with ur mouse, allsorts...google it
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can not not search for a picture on the internet from the movie
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