DVD screen grabs/downloading myspace.com videos ...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by YTSEMAC, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. YTSEMAC macrumors newbie

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    05.01.07

    Hi there.

    Can anyone please tell me how to take a screenshot
    of a DVD? I tried using command+shift+3, but I just get
    a message saying 'Screen grabs are unavailable during
    DVD playback. Please quit DVD Player first.' Obviously,
    if I quit the DVD, there's no image to capture! :D

    Also, once downloaded, does anyone know how I can
    save myspace.com videos to my desktop?

    In both cases, do I need additional software?

    Many thanks in anticipation of some kindly soul helping
    me out on this.

    With very best wishes for 2007,

    JMcE.
     
  2. joepunk macrumors 68030

    joepunk

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    Ambrosia Software's SnapzProX will let one take a screen grab even from a DVD. Just fork out the $30 after your free 30 day trail ends.
     
  3. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Play the DVD using VLC. This will allow you to take screenshots (and also bypass region coding if memory serves).
     
  4. YTSEMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    06.01.07

    Thank you both very much for your replies - much appreciated.

    I've downloaded the VLC software and will give it a whirl and get
    back to you with the outcome.

    I don't suppose either of you know how I can save myspace.com
    videos to my desktop?

    With thanks again,

    JMcE.
     
  5. YTSEMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    13.01.07

    A belated thanks to you 'croshtique' and 'joepunk' for
    recommending VLC and SnapzProX.

    I downloaded VLC and was able to use it successfully.

    Thank you both once again, your assistance is very
    much appreciated. :cool:

    Best,

    JMcE.
     
  6. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    Download them from here and then use iSquint to convert it.
     
  7. YTSEMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dear 'PYR0M310N'

    I am very grateful to you for your assistance and
    glad that someone has replied to a thread which is
    several weeks old - it is very much appreciated.

    I've checked this out and it looks like the biz - I'll
    certainly do as you advise. You're a Superstar! :cool:

    Best wishes and many thanks,

    JMcE.
     

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