Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 9, 2012, 05:25 PM   #1
bookworms
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Screenshots of a movie playing on iTunes?

I would like to take a screenshot of a scene in movie I bought on iTunes, so I could use it as my desktop wallpaper, or maybe edit it a little and post it on a forum I go on. Whenever I try to take a screenshot of the scene I'd like (in full-screen, or the smaller player) it comes up blank.
I've tried it in Quicktime, and the same happens.
With VLC, the movie doesn't even open.
I'm pretty sure there isn't really a problem with my computer; it's just a copyright issue. But is there anyway I can take a screen cap?
Thanks!
bookworms is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2012, 05:30 PM   #2
simsaladimbamba
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
I guess you use Mac OS X 10.6 and higher? If so, than that is normal.
This thread has the same issue.
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2012, 06:36 PM   #3
rdowns
macrumors Penryn
 
rdowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Go to the Mac App Store and get yourself Skitch. It will allow you to take screen shots.
rdowns is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 05:04 PM   #4
Dave Braine
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Warrington, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdowns View Post
Go to the Mac App Store and get yourself Skitch. It will allow you to take screen shots.
Probably not of purchased movies in iTunes, or dvds in DVDPlayer.
__________________
PPC Mini, 10.4.11, Intel Mini, 10.6.8, White MacBook 10.9.2
iPhone 3GS, using o2 PAYG
Dave Braine is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 05:08 PM   #5
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Braine View Post
Probably not of purchased movies in iTunes, or dvds in DVDPlayer.
Yes, it should take those, as well. 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.
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 8, 2012, 11:43 AM   #6
lmhinman
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
More that doesn't work--and one that does

I'm trying to grab some stills from iTunes videos I "own." Skitch didn't do the trick for me, and neither did Voila or ScreenFloat. I can, however, grab screen shots off my iPad if I transfer the movie over to that. Screen shots there are simultaneously pressing the on/off button and the big button at the bottom of the screen.
lmhinman is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Playing movie made in Pinnacle vjaaan Digital Video 1 Jul 17, 2013 12:16 AM
Resolved: create previews, screenshots of movie files (recommendation, Open Source) Quotenfrau Mac Applications and Mac App Store 1 Jan 26, 2013 02:57 PM
2010 iMac movie playing issues Slow Programmer iMac 2 Jan 20, 2013 01:49 PM
Questions about Renting Movie and Playing Movies from iTunes ! vish26 iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 0 Dec 5, 2012 03:36 AM
Playing iTunes videos on other video playing software LordMoe Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Aug 21, 2012 07:06 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC