DVD image capture

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Hey,

Had no idea where to put this question so I picked this section. Here's the problem: I write about film (among other things) on my website and I'd like to capture images from the DVDs that I play on my laptops (Pismo running 10.3.9 and Lombard running 9.2). Snapz Pro doesn't work and neither does DVD Capture (you would think that would but I can't get it to work and others have posted problems about it in other forums).

Thanks,

William
www.williamahearn.com

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VLC Player

VLC Player will do DVD snapshots in OS X. It's free.

I've used at work to grab DVD screenshots off corporate promotional DVDs.

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yeah, VLC, but . . .

I never noticed the snapshot command before youz mentions it just now, I've always just paused the flic and used the old MOS selective screencap command (cmd-shift-4.) The snapshot thingy does work great too though I see, saves it as a .png to the desktop.

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cmd-shift-4?

Hey,

That doesn't work while the DVD player is on. Neither does Grab. Still trying to get VLC to work . . .

William
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re: cmd-shift-4?

Sorry I wasn't clear, I meant doing the cmd-shift-4 thingy while using VLC. As you and everyone else has discovered, DVD Player doesn't allow screen caps.

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Danke . . .

Hey,

Danke, dankephoto. It actually works. Thanks, again.

William
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