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  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Does anybody know of a good app or two that lets me make animated gif clips of screenshots of my dvds?

    Also, what's the best way to take screenshots with DVD player?
    (Besides VLC?)
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I don't think it's possible to take them with DVD player open, so I guess VLC or something else is your only option. :(
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #3
    to take screen shots of a DVD using DVD Player you'll have to find a 3rd party app, there are some available on versiontracker.com but i haven't tried any out.
     
  4. freeny macrumors 68020

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    You could always rip the dvd with handbrake first then do screen shots from the Quicktime file.
    Export as image sequence for animation stills for the gif.
     
  5. mbl42 macrumors 6502a

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    Here's what I know of to take screenshots/clips in DVD Player. It's shareware though, and the demo wasn't so great last time I tried.
     
  6. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Here's a quick and dirty way to do it; just take a digital photo of the screen.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You can take DVD screenshots in Terminal (MacBytes article on it), or there are third-party apps like SnapzProX that can do it.
     
  8. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    SnapzProX that can do it if you want to pay for it (unless they have a trial for it). I have used and like the free CaptureMe app. I use this for pulling dvd shots for use in Flash or Photoshop for my art ;) :) Give it a search on Version Tracker as that's the last place I found it.
     
  9. neocell macrumors 65816

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  10. lavem macrumors member

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    Open the terminal (applications/utilities) and type:

    screencapture -ic

    After you hit enter press space and a camera icon will appear instead of the mouse pointer. Float it over the window you want to capture and click. Now open your fave image editing app and paste :)
     
  11. Melkor macrumors 6502

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  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Not when DVD player is open.
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Nope...Apple wanted to make it difficult to take screenshots of DVDs.
     

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