Program to capture DVD screen shot?


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Terry Pinnell

I'm frustrated to find that I cannot take a screenshot of a DVD that's
running (or paused) on any of my DVD players: Cyberlink PowerDVD,
Windows MediaPlayer, RealPlayer, Nero Showtime. I gather from
elsewhere that "Some DVD player apps write directly to the video RAM
rather than via the Windows system calls (for speed requirements.)
.... then any "screen captures" will just return a blank area or a
window through which you can see the image written (previously) by the
DVD player."

That's what happens to me. Whatever capture method I use (e.g Snagit,
or the Print Scrn button), I get an 'empty' result.

Anyone know of a way to achieve this please?
 
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Terry Pinnell

Terry Pinnell said:
I'm frustrated to find that I cannot take a screenshot of a DVD that's
running (or paused) on any of my DVD players: Cyberlink PowerDVD,
Windows MediaPlayer, RealPlayer, Nero Showtime. I gather from
elsewhere that "Some DVD player apps write directly to the video RAM
rather than via the Windows system calls (for speed requirements.)
... then any "screen captures" will just return a blank area or a
window through which you can see the image written (previously) by the
DVD player."

That's what happens to me. Whatever capture method I use (e.g Snagit,
or the Print Scrn button), I get an 'empty' result.

Anyone know of a way to achieve this please?

Sorted thanks. I posted similar query in rec.video.desktop and someone
suggested what should have been an obvious approach. Turns out there's
a Capture facility within PowerDVD itself, and that gives me a real
bitmap!
 
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Brian

Terry said:
I'm frustrated to find that I cannot take a screenshot of a DVD that's
running (or paused) on any of my DVD players: Cyberlink PowerDVD [snip]

Huh? PowerDVD does it.
 
T

Terry Pinnell

Brian said:
Terry said:
I'm frustrated to find that I cannot take a screenshot of a DVD that's
running (or paused) on any of my DVD players: Cyberlink PowerDVD [snip]

Huh? PowerDVD does it.
I guess you didn't see my 'sorted' follow-up two days ago, 7 minutes
after my original post?
 
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Brian

Terry said:
I'm frustrated to find that I cannot take a screenshot of a DVD
that's running (or paused) on any of my DVD players: Cyberlink
PowerDVD [snip]

Huh? PowerDVD does it.
I guess you didn't see my 'sorted' follow-up two days ago, 7 minutes
after my original post?

Nope, because it's not part of this thread. You must have posted it
as a separate thread, which, like you said, I didn't see.
 
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Terry Pinnell

Brian said:
Terry said:
I'm frustrated to find that I cannot take a screenshot of a DVD
that's running (or paused) on any of my DVD players: Cyberlink
PowerDVD [snip]

Huh? PowerDVD does it.
I guess you didn't see my 'sorted' follow-up two days ago, 7 minutes
after my original post?

Nope, because it's not part of this thread. You must have posted it
as a separate thread, which, like you said, I didn't see.
Yes it is.

From: Terry Pinnell <[email protected]>
Newsgroups: alt.comp.freeware
Subject: Re: Program to capture DVD screen shot?
Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 18:34:37 +0100
Message-ID: <[email protected]>

Here's a copy:

Terry Pinnell said:
I'm frustrated to find that I cannot take a screenshot of a DVD that's
running (or paused) on any of my DVD players: Cyberlink PowerDVD,
Windows MediaPlayer, RealPlayer, Nero Showtime. I gather from
elsewhere that "Some DVD player apps write directly to the video RAM
rather than via the Windows system calls (for speed requirements.)
... then any "screen captures" will just return a blank area or a
window through which you can see the image written (previously) by the
DVD player."

That's what happens to me. Whatever capture method I use (e.g Snagit,
or the Print Scrn button), I get an 'empty' result.

Anyone know of a way to achieve this please?

Sorted thanks. I posted similar query in rec.video.desktop and someone
suggested what should have been an obvious approach. Turns out there's
a Capture facility within PowerDVD itself, and that gives me a real
bitmap!
 
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cb12

I have the same problem.If anyone finds the solution please tell me the
answer or email me at (e-mail address removed)
Brian said:
Terry said:
Yes it is.

[snip]

You're right -- it only come through on my News account today. Sorry!
 
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Terry Pinnell

In fact, ironically, I just noticed that my 10th May follow-up (copied
below) *still* hasn't shown up here! My newsreader (Agent) shows it
has being sent, so that's odd...

--
Terry, West Sussex, UK


====================


To: "Brian" <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Program to capture DVD screen shot?
From: Terry Pinnell <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 22:35:09 +0100

Terry said:
Yes it is.

[snip]

You're right -- it only come through on my News account today. Sorry!

Delays like that sometimes happen here too <g>.
 
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Terry Pinnell

cb12 said:
I have the same problem.If anyone finds the solution please tell me the
answer or email me at (e-mail address removed)
Brian said:
Terry said:
Nope, because it's not part of this thread. You must have posted it
as a separate thread, which, like you said, I didn't see.

Yes it is.

[snip]

You're right -- it only come through on my News account today. Sorry!

Which problem do you mean: getting a screen shot (which has been
answered up-thread), or eliminating delayed Usenet posts (which is
impossible)?
 
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Terry Pinnell

Terry Pinnell said:
In fact, ironically, I just noticed that my 10th May follow-up (copied
below) *still* hasn't shown up here! My newsreader (Agent) shows it
has being sent, so that's odd...

Duh - not so odd after all: I see I *emailed* my earlier post!
 
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