View Full Version : Is there a tool for this!!!!!
July 5th, 2001, 23:35
I was just wondering if there's a tool for taking a snapsot or taking a pic from a DVD film, and forming it into a bmp, jpg, png, etc..., from my DVD-ROM.....
July 6th, 2001, 00:20
Did you find that when you try a normal Print Screen that you just end up with a black box that's the size of the DVD movie's window? You can capture the output, but only if you disable any sort of hardware acceleration in the software you use for playing the DVD (if there's one available). Then you can just use the image editor of your choice to convert the image. I do believe that there are tools that let you inspect the files from a DVD individually, though I wouldn't know what to recommend. Check out www.divx-digest.com
July 6th, 2001, 07:30
i think hypersnap dx can do the trick
or use powerdvd to play the dvd
this proggy has the function to capture frame
July 6th, 2001, 08:18
you can find many screenshot tools at download.cnet.com (http://download.cnet.com)
July 6th, 2001, 18:15
I used some including that hypersnap dx and it just snap black picture?!
July 6th, 2001, 18:43
As I'd said, you need to disable hardware accel in the program you use to play your DVDs. Normally the program will try and write information directly to the buffers on your video card rather than going through Windows to display it. While it allows for smoother movies it causes the behaviour you see there. Likewise, if you can disable hardware acceleration you should be able to get a clear picture.
July 6th, 2001, 19:29
how do I disable hardware acceleration?
July 6th, 2001, 22:13
Well, it *used* to work in WinDVD, though now it's slightly harder to accomplish. After going to Properties->Display you have to deselect "Hardware Motion Compensation." Then, when you go to the scene you'd like to capture, press the "P" key on the keyboard. It saves it in a folder in the WinDVD folder within Program Files directory.
I can't speak for other players, however, as WinDVD's the one I use.
July 8th, 2001, 00:53
The same trick can be used to convert realplayer files to avis
July 8th, 2001, 05:24
I got powerdvd 3.0 and there is an option in it to store snaps shots of movies......
July 8th, 2001, 14:53
In powerdvd you can save screenshots by pressing the c key whilst the dvd is playing. This copies the current screen to the clipboard
July 11th, 2001, 23:55
Thanks for the reply people. I appreciate it:) .
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