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Software: Capturing the screen with GOM Media Player
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Software: Capturing the screen with GOM Media Player

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Ever wish you could take an easy screen grab while your video is playing? Try the GOM Media Player and this Insider Secret.

>> Get a load of this Prairie Dog. I got to get a screen graph of that, if I just function alt, ah it's over. Did you ever wish there was an easy way to take a screen graph of a video that's playing on your screen? Well, I'm Molly Wood from CNET.com and on this edition of Insider Secrets; I'm going to show you a media player that lets you do just that. ^M00:00:22 [ Music ] ^M00:00:30 Welcome to Gome Media Player. I like to call it balm, but I think I'm the only one. It's pronounced Gome. Anyway, Gome Media Player had the ingenious idea to build the video capture capability right into the video player. Now you should now, it does only work with downloaded videos that you're playing inside the media player, so I'm not going to get any screen graphs of the Prairie Dog today. But let's check out how it works. Open the player and then open this control panel. Now under the video tag, you'll see several options for taking screen shots. Simply click the screen capture button while the video plays and the player will save your still frame in a folder. Now you'll have to remember to rename the video in the folder yourself unless you're really good at remembering file names by their time and date stamp. Now you don't even have to settle for plain old what you see is what you get shots. This pan and scan feature right here has three zoom modes and three stretch modes that slightly tweak the video dimensions. Okay, now this video is too dark to make a decent screen graph, but I can lighten the image by adjusting the sliders that control brightness and contrast. See, now that will make nice desktop wallpaper. So you think I'm kidding but Gome can do that too. This advanced capture tool is a portal to plenty of program extras including this one right here, setting a screen shot as wallpaper. This is also where you access the image directory to change those file names into something you might actually recognize. You can also set or adjust the image quality you want out of the screen shot. Then there's neat little thing called burst capture, which takes shots of ten frames over the course of a second. Ah yes, this one is perfect. For CNET.com, I'm Molly Wood. ^M00:02:08 [ Music ]

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