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Old Feb 10, 2012, 05:10 PM   #26
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Yes, Skitch should work fine for this. As an alternative, if you have another Mac on your network, you should be able to use Screen Sharing to take the screen capture from the remote computer. If not on the same network, you can use TeamViewer to do the same thing from a Mac or Windows PC.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 06:47 PM   #27
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Just use VLC. I really hate the bullcrap copyright holders push on users.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 04:18 PM   #28
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VLC and Skitch didn't work ---
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VLC and Skitch didn't work ---
Then please state the Mac OS X and iTunes version and what trailer (what film) you tried it with?
Otherwise it is only guessing, unless you do not want help and just stated a fact?
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 04:50 PM   #30
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Is there anyway to capture a screenshot of a streaming movie, or iTunes trailer played on your mac? I've tried using Grab, Shift, Command and 3 and quicktime screen recording, but always end up with the movie portion being blanked out. I assume its because of protected video settings?
Shift, Command and 3 won't work, but Shift, Command and 4 does.
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Shift, Command and 3 won't work, but Shift, Command and 4 does.
Look at the date of the thread and how it continues and why it was resurrected almost a year later.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 01:29 PM   #32
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DRM-enabled movies, i.e. the vast majority purchased on iTunes, appear to be blocked when it comes to taking screen grabs in Mountain Lion. Since this happens at a low level under control of the operating system, it's extremely unlikely that you'll find any kind of app or command shortcut for Mountain Lion that will take screen grabs of this kind of movie.

People who say this works or that works are most likely talking about movies that are not protected by DRM.

I have to say that I find this to be extremely annoying, since I often take screen grabs from movies for review or discussion purposes (which I understand falls well within fair use policy). This is a million miles from copying a movie. Needless to say, I don't take such screen grabs on my Mac on Mountain Lion, because I can't.

Luckily other ways remain. Whilst highly inconvenient, you can still take such screen grabs (today at least) on an iPad.

In my opinion, Apple should drop this stupid restriction, as it's not really doing anything to protect anyone's rights; it's just an inconvenience for film buffs.
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People who say this works or that works are most likely talking about movies that are not protected by DRM.
Or people saying this works are using an earlier version of Mac OS X, when this did work. You can still accomplish the same thing by making a screen capture from Screen Sharing or other remote desktop app.
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In my opinion, Apple should drop this stupid restriction, as it's not really doing anything to protect anyone's rights; it's just an inconvenience for film buffs.
I regret that I have but only a single upvote to give you. You're legal analysis is spot on. I would add that a screen cap of any film is undoubtedly fair use, particularly when you add something to it like a funny comment (ie parodying the film).
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