A Question About Taking Screen Shots 3 replies

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#1 12 years ago

Hey guys,

Okay, I'm trying to take some screen shots of my high school's Spring Musical. I have the DVD of the show, and have transfered the video files onto my HD so I can watch it without the DVD. I open Windows Media Player (I know most of you aren't big fans of WMP, get over it) and I hit Print Screen. I take the image into paint, and try to paste it in, but this is were it screws up. Something I've never seen before.

I hit CTRL+V and the image of the Windows Media Player border pastes, and so does the video. But the video actually keeps playing, in Paint! I've never seen this before. When I go and shut down WMP, the video in paint stops playing too, and the image of the video goes black.

Does anyone have a suggestion about how I can take a screen shot in Media Player?

-Thanks for the help,



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#2 12 years ago

That is normal.

Download FRAPS and give it a try.

Should work.

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#3 12 years ago

Another thing you can try is turning off your hardware acceleration while you're trying to take the images. There's another way to do it with WMP, but I can't remember at the moment. I'll try and look it up for you.

To turn off your hardware acceleration, right click on your desktop and go to properties, then go to settings and click "advanced". Then under troubleshoot turn your acceleration to none. You should then be able to use printscreen with no problems. I don't know if this works for WMP, but it worked with my DVD player when I wanted to take screen captures.


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#4 12 years ago

Power DVD lets you take screenshots, so does Nero Showtime

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