Blu-ray Screenshots Possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Makosuke, May 5, 2008.

  1. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    No idea which forum this belongs in, but I couldn't find anything searching, so:

    Is there any way to take screenshots of a Blu-ray movie (short of pointing a camera at the TV)? So far as I know there aren't even any options for playing video on the Mac (lack of HDCP support, I'm going to guess?), but maybe I've missed something.

    I wanted some specific screenshots to do a resolution/quality comparison to a DVD for a review (so the camera wouldn't be much of an option), which I believe does qualify as fair use regardless of what the MPAA would argue and Sony would like me to be able to do with the disc I paid $70 for.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What possessed you to pay $70 for an optical disc?!

    You could do it on a Windows PC or Mac running Windows with an internal/external Blu-ray drive.
     
  3. Makosuke thread starter macrumors 603

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    Borderline insanity, mostly--one of my favorite movies FINALLY got remastered, but got an absolutely outrageous pricetag attached to it. Figured I might as well do a bit of a thorough review to get SOMETHING out of it.

    I had a feeling Windows might be my only option. Doable, but a bummer. (Say, is there any way to dual-boot a PS3 into Linux or something to do the same? It'd be nice not to have to buy another optical drive.)
     
  4. rph105 macrumors 6502

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    what movie did you get? if its worth $70 i might have to check it out.
     

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