DVD Player doesn't let you take screenshots?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShotokaN, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. ShotokaN macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I guess this is some kind of copyright thing, so how do I circumvent it?

    Do I need to download some third-party screenshot thing or just get a different program to play DVDs?

    Any recs?

    Edit: Oh, another question. What's the best way to play media files encoded with various codecs?
     
  2. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

    Benjamin

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    yeah get vlc and screenshot with that.

    http://www.videolan.org/
    there are some other screen capture tools you can use but i like the video lan solution best, plus it plays various codeces.
     
  3. ShotokaN thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Jay42 macrumors 65816

    Jay42

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    Hmmm, you are correct my friend. However, I did successfully take a screen shot with VLC. Actually, I think its the best solution to your second question as well-plays virtually anything! Of course, coming from me, its free. Definitely a must have app for any OS X user.

    Edit: Someone beat me to it.
     
  5. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Ive herd somewhere that the reason you cant take a screenshot of some dvd players is because of video overlay, where the video card renders the video not the cpu. Somthing like that.
     
  6. alexstein macrumors 6502a

    alexstein

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    Same topic was just covered a few days ago. There is a terminal command you can use to capture screenshots of DVD-Player under OS X.

    For more info here is the Link
     

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