Capture DVD image

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#1

Unsure which forum to post this in, so feel free to move it…

If I’m playing a DVD on the PC, using WinDVD/PowerDVD, and I pause the playback, what’s the best way to capture the image on the screen (to use to make a cover and/or print on the disc)?

Which proggie would be the easiest to use?

Cheers.


#2

Power dvd captures frames. (see that little camera?):slight_smile:


#3

how embarrassing :o

Perhaps I should have read the instructions…

Thanks.


#4

Originally posted by dik
[B]how embarrassing :o

Perhaps I should have read the instructions…

Thanks. [/B]

Guess your av fits today! LOL:bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
Happens to the best of us.


#5

I think the easist way to capture images from DVD is to use DVDGo Pro, you can find the software at: http://www.herculesoft.com

:iagree: :smiley:


#6

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#7

Why buy software? He can capture with Power DVD? :confused: :confused:


#8

I have power dvd (by cyberlink) and do not see the little camera. I gather I have a ‘lite’ verison of the program that shipped with my dell inspiron 9200. :sad:


#9

Never heard of a lite version. I believe it will only capture from certain file types.



#10

Hyper-Snap DX … capture… all u want … DVD,DivX,Games(open GL/Direct 3d)

http://www.internetstandard.pl/ftp/5661/HyperSnap-DX%205.62.04.html


#11

you could always press “control” & “PrtSc” at the same time. Paste image into any image/paint program or even microsoft word. Use this way all the time


#12

I get screen caps with PowerDVD, too. I think the default keyboard screen cap key is “C”, or ctrl+C, don’t remember which. Anyway, just hit the key any time you want to capture the screen, and it copies it to whatever folder on your hard-disk. Works great for me. :slight_smile:

By the way, you can specify where you want your screen caps to be stored, so you can set up a folder just for that.


#13

i dunno what version u have, but my power dvd looks like this



#14

Bubble, that looks like PowerDVD 5+ to me. I could be wrong but as far as I know Cyberlink totally Nerfed PowerDVD with version 5 and up. I’m just going by what I know, that the PowerDVD 5 included on a disc with some hardware purchase or another I made is a total piece of crap, totally useless, whereas the version 3 and 4 I have from free discs included with hardware purchases are good stuff.


#15

As far as external capture apps go, I’ve always been leery of them. Is the quality going to be the same taking a screen capture with an external app (or print screen) vs. using the player’s internal capture function?

I’d appreciate if any video gurus could answer that question.

Also, whenever I take a cap of a PowerDVD window with print screen the image turns out to be in some weirdo format; if I open it in Paint Shop Pro it seems to be composed of at least two layers, one a frame that looks like the widescreen bars on a DVD, the other that is the video frame. Zooming in and out gives weird behavior where the frame remains constant and the video is resized, and it’s a real pain.


#16

Power DVD saves files as BMPs. Pretty standard format :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#17

Here, PowerDVD 4 captures everything at 720x480, regardless of the actual aspect ratio of the image. It’s kind of annoying, but can be dealt with in Photoshop.


#18

I’ve been wondering about this as well. I have the same version of powerdvd as bubble01, and I have no way to screen capture pictures. Whenever I do the print screen and paste it into a paint program/word document, it turns black every time I remove the dvd. If I tell the dvd to play, it also changes (plays) on the paint/word doc. Any ideas as to how I can do this?