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bobber205

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Nov 15, 2005
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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?)
 

FocusAndEarnIt

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May 29, 2005
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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. :(
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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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.
 

freeny

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Sep 27, 2005
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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.
 

mbl42

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Apr 30, 2005
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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.
 

motulist

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Dec 2, 2003
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Here's a quick and dirty way to do it; just take a digital photo of the screen.
 

Artful Dodger

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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.
 

lavem

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Apr 19, 2005
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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 :)