Can't Take Screen Shot of DVD

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by David Madison, May 22, 2019.

  1. David Madison macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2018

    I'm able to take screen shots of YouTube videos using Command+Shift+4. But when I try with a DVD using my MacBook Pro internal drive, all I get is a blank gray screen. Is this due to copyright protection? If so, is there a way around it? Thanks a lot for any assistance you can offer.

  2. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    Probably, will try it when I get home.

    I think something similar happens when trying to AirPlay a copyrighted DVD to an Apple TV.
  3. MSastre macrumors 6502


    Aug 18, 2014

    Pretty sure you can't take screen shots while DVD player is working. I've tried before. But I have been able to use MPEG Streamclip to play DVD, then pause at the frame I want and export it.
  4. Honza1 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2013
    Have you tried different player software then DVD player? VLC has even command "Snapshot". It seems to be able to play DVDs for me. I am not sure if VLC would keep copyright protection and screen grab will fail on DVD, I doubt it. DVD protection was broken so long ago, that it is completely worthless, no one enforces it anymore.
    You can probably rip the DVD first (you can buy DVD ripping software on line) and remove the protection this way and then play with VLC or some other video player - and grab it from there.

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