Personally, I use the free program ScreenHunter (www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm). It doesn't have a fancy interface, but it's features are pretty rich for a free utility:
* Capture a rectangled area, just the active window, or the entire screen.
* Use a timed recording or a pre-defined hotkey.
* Save to the clipboard or a file (BMP, JPG, or GIF).
* Define a location, and an automatic naming system.
I've never tried making a screen capture of a DVD, so I'm not sure how well it will work (may turn out a little blurry, and timing may be tricky). However, it's definately worth a try considering the price.
Hope this helps,
P.S. Sorry about the copy-and-paste method, but Cnet blocks links containing the word ''free.''
I have a dvd player on my older laptop and am looking for a good program that can capture some pics from the movie.
Anyone know of some good programs?