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How to take Movie Screenshots – Video Screenshot Capture

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    Taking movie screenshots

    The ability to take pictures of a movie that is being watched is referred to as taking screen shots. Most people just think to press the print screen button on their keyboard and that will give them a picture of what is on the screen of their computer a the time. This is true except with videos. The computer can not decipher the screen shot during a video because the graphics are running at a much higher rate than a still photo.
    There is programs that allow you to take screen shots of videos that are being played on your computer. Most are free or fairly inexpensive. Since the program is running on a different slot than the print screen button it is able to comprehend the video speed and take the screen shot you wish to have. Some DVD playing programs have the screen shot ability built in and you can take your screen shots from there instead of having to download another program.
    So in order to take your video screen shots make sure to find a suitable program that is capable of doing such a task, or use your DVD playing program.

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    The movie reel played in cinema also runs on this similar fuction.

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    VLC has this feature...
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    VLC has this feature...
    Wow never knew about that where is the option for taking screenshots?

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    yes shift +s is the command for it(which you can change inside hotkeys)


    you should make your own screenshot folder or the pictures will be saved inside your computer's pictures folder..
    Last edited by mickey; 12th February 2010 at 09:43 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Taking movie screenshots

    The ability to take pictures of a movie that is being watched is referred to as taking screen shots. Most people just think to press the print screen button on their keyboard and that will give them a picture of what is on the screen of their computer a the time. This is true except with videos. The computer can not decipher the screen shot during a video because the graphics are running at a much higher rate than a still photo.
    There is programs that allow you to take screen shots of videos that are being played on your computer. Most are free or fairly inexpensive. Since the program is running on a different slot than the print screen button it is able to comprehend the video speed and take the screen shot you wish to have. Some DVD playing programs have the screen shot ability built in and you can take your screen shots from there instead of having to download another program.
    So in order to take your video screen shots make sure to find a suitable program that is capable of doing such a task, or use your DVD playing program.
    Very useful information that I have learned today. I am wondering why I can't printcreen the movies I am watching, and knowing that it is not possible makes me think that I still has a lot to learn in computer world. Well, joining this forum helps me a lot, knowing the things that I am not aware of.

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