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Old 08-08-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Capturing screenshots from video files?

I have a bunch of MP4 videos that I need to make screen captures from. Can anyone suggest good programs that do that? I know many screen capture apps can't because of the way Windows handles videos.

I guess I can use Fraps, but I'm hoping for other suggestions.

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Old 08-08-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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Theres a few ways. This is one of them-

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* Pause the Windows Mediaplayer on the frame you want to capture, by using the pause button
* Select in the menu of the mediaplayer "Tools" > "Options"
* Click tab "Performance"
* In the "Video acceleration" area, move the slider to turn down or turn off video acceleration
* Click button "Apply"
* Then take the screenshot with your screencapture-tool or <ctrl> + <PrintScreen> (*)
* Afterwards, move the slider back to "Full"

This is the other method

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# Open Window Media Player
# Then go to Tools | Options
# In Options, select the Performance Tab
# Way below you click on the Advanced Button
# Uncheck “Use Overlays’
# Click Ok
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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The VLC player has a snapshot feature that I use for screenshots.

And if you ever want to take a screenshot of your entire desktop screen, Bo-shot is a simple app.

http://www.nf-guides.com/screenshots/Boshot_setup.exe

Irfanview is my default picture viewer. I use it to crop the photos and save them as .png when I'm done.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:42 PM   #4
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You should try Zoner Photo Studio instead of irfanview. Its much more powerful and a very awesome picture viewer. Probably the best out there of the free stuff.
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