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Author Topic: Snapshot : DVD Movie in Windows Media Player 11  (Read 8829 times)

cvbusa

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Snapshot : DVD Movie in Windows Media Player 11
« on: April 10, 2008, 07:31:14 AM »
Why is it necessary to disable overlays {Options > Performance > Video accleration : Advanced > DVD Video [ ]Use Overlays } in Windows Media Player 11 (Windows XP SP2) before SSC is able to create a snapshot of the video?

A brief tutorial here or a link to such a tutorial on how overlays relate to SSC and other capture program work would be great.

Thanks ... Charles

Screenshot-20080410-0520-001.pngSnapshot : DVD Movie in Windows Media Player 11

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Re: Snapshot : DVD Movie in Windows Media Player 11
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 08:07:30 AM »
Because without the overlays you are actually taking a picture of a pink square that only graphics card knows how to deal with.

A pain, but something that we've had to deal with since 1998ish.

You might be better finding a video program that takes screenshots (does VLC? I know power dvd used to)
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Re: Snapshot : DVD Movie in Windows Media Player 11
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 05:51:48 PM »
Iirc at least one of the commercial screensnappers can handle overlays, but I'd go for mediaguy's advice and use a player that can take screenshots... much easier and less expensive :)
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Re: Snapshot : DVD Movie in Windows Media Player 11
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 11:18:21 PM »
a program called Topaz Moment was mentioned recently.

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Re: Snapshot : DVD Movie in Windows Media Player 11
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 02:02:19 AM »
WinDVD (all versions - often included with stuff as a free OEM disc) takes good snapshots. You can also buy it (now from www.corel.com) but it isn't cheap.

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Re: Snapshot : DVD Movie in Windows Media Player 11
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 11:38:25 PM »
Thanks ... I will try those other software DVD players ... I must have a Dell OEM disk with WinDVD on it.

Charles