DVD Player doesn't let you take screenshots?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShotokaN, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. ShotokaN macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2005
    I guess this is some kind of copyright thing, so how do I circumvent it?

    Do I need to download some third-party screenshot thing or just get a different program to play DVDs?

    Any recs?

    Edit: Oh, another question. What's the best way to play media files encoded with various codecs?
  2. Benjamin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2003
    Portland, OR
    yeah get vlc and screenshot with that.

    there are some other screen capture tools you can use but i like the video lan solution best, plus it plays various codeces.
  3. ShotokaN thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2005
  4. Jay42 macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    Hmmm, you are correct my friend. However, I did successfully take a screen shot with VLC. Actually, I think its the best solution to your second question as well-plays virtually anything! Of course, coming from me, its free. Definitely a must have app for any OS X user.

    Edit: Someone beat me to it.
  5. Laser47 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2004
    Ive herd somewhere that the reason you cant take a screenshot of some dvd players is because of video overlay, where the video card renders the video not the cpu. Somthing like that.
  6. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    Same topic was just covered a few days ago. There is a terminal command you can use to capture screenshots of DVD-Player under OS X.

    For more info here is the Link

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