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Screencaps on video feeds

by nataliexo / December 9, 2004 1:32 PM PST

I need to know how to make a screenshot of a video feed, or dvd I am watching on the computer. Using alt+print screen will paste it, but it's weird; when I save it, it winds up as a black screen. If I keep the video feed open I can move it around to change what I'm seeing and such. Does anyone know of a screencapturing image that can overcome this problem?

I am using Windows XP and Windows Media Player, if that helps.

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Re: Screencaps on video feeds
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 7:42 PM PST

I had this problem myself, and Bob Proffitt suggested that I reduce the Video Acceleration in WMP.

I bet, if you paste a Print Screen copy of the desk top containing a WMP video frame into MSPaint, you can move the pasted image around the Paint window but the actual frame will stay where it is? Wierd when I saw it.

Bob's suggestion worked for me.

Open up WMP, goto Tools > Options and click the Perfomance tab. Reduce the Video Acceleration to half, and try to Print Screen and paste the copy agai9n.

Good luck

Mark

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by Chantelle / February 6, 2005 4:42 AM PST

Hi, I was trying to get screencaps too, luckily I came across this topic! I also use WMP, and I changed the settings like you suggested, but unfortunately when I pasted them into PSP, the screenshots didn't work, and went blank as well...

Do you have any other suggestions?

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Can you
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 6, 2005 10:13 PM PST
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paste it into Paint? Or do you get the same problems?

Mark

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