screen capture/screen grab movies

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nosmarie, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 10, 2009
    #1
    Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to take a screen shot/screen grab ect. movies on mac? Because I wanted to put it as my desktop and take a few and just have them alternating. :( Thanks! :(
     
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    BlueRevolution

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    #2
    Wait, slow down. You want to do what what? Take video screenshots and use them as your desktop?
     
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    johto

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    Do you mean still images from movie playing?

    Just use the normal screen capture keys while having the movie on pause/playing on fullscreen

    cmd+shift+3
     
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    BlueRevolution

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    #4
    Ah yes, that would make some sense. It's not the most clearly-worded post I've ever read, put it that way.

    Unfortunately, johto's trick won't work in DVD Player. It'll be fine in QuickTime, though.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    after collecting your screen grabs, put them all in a folder, and in system preferences under desktop you can select that folder and check the "change every x minutes" box.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    #6
    if its DVD's your playing and need to take screens of. try using VLC player. either the standard screenshot (cmd+shift+3) or the inbuilt screenshot function VLC player has
     

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