Capture Video On Screen

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  1. Bman

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    I just got SnagIt because I thought it allows you to take a screenshot and also include any video that is on the screen, yet it didn't do that? I am doing something wrong, or is there another program?
     
  2. Taurus

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    don't know if you'll be able to with overlays.
     
  3. Sazar

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    Good point Taurus.

    Bman, what are you looking to capture? What application is it within?
     
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  5. Bman

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    PowerDVD playing a DVD is what I want captures part of the whole screen.
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I was thinking that too.

    @ Bman, if you are using a DVD, you can capture using a DVD authoring style application to capture scenes.

    Why go with an external application instead of a 3'rd party app that can play the video with decoders AND capture?
     
  7. Bman

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    I must of really asked my question wrong, sorry.

    I want to take a screenshot for say a desktop screenshot thread or posting, and I have PowerDVD in that screenshot, but it's just black. I was told SnagIt was able to capture that, yet it did not do it.
     
  8. Sazar

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    Fraps might be able to capture the screenshot exactly as you are seeing it.

    The free version I believe still provides you with capture ability :)
     
  9. Bman

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    I just tried FRAPS and it don't seem to work. I press the screencapture key and nothing is saved...I have snagit, is it not suppose to be able to?
     
  10. Sazar

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    It depends on what you have on the screen.

    I think snag-it has limitations depending on what device is outputting the video.
     
  11. Bman

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    Ah well that would be it, obviously it can't do PowerDVD.
     
  12. Sazar

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    Just capture the DVD shot with some other device and then paste it into the screenshot of the rest of the screen ;)
     
  13. Dark Atheist

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    use a player that doesn't use overlay - try media player classic from gabest - that will allow you to chose another render to use and you should be able to take a screen shot of it, i know latest version(s) of power dvd had that option removed to stop people taking screen shots of films as it upset the mpaa
     
  14. Bman

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    Was thinking of that but take it with what..hmm
     
  15. Aprox

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    VLC has a built in screen capture ability, and with FFDshow it can play dvd's. That's what I use to capture screens.
     
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    You did not mention VISTA or XP?

    Try screenprint32 for XP. There is not a VISTA version. Free for home use.

    EDIT

    That doesn't work either I tried it with VLC and Nero Showtime, no go.

    Looks like it's cut and paste time.
     
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  17. Tweakfiend

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    If you are dual booting Vista & XP , the XP version of Movie Maker will sort out all your needs. Vista version ....not so good.
     
  18. Bman

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    What do you mean Movie Maker with sort of my needs? How would that be.

    And I did not know VLC has that feature, it captures stills?
     
  19. LeeJend

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    I could not find a capture stills in the latest VLC. It has a stream capture function burried in the files menu.

    Nero showtime has a "capture frame" on the pull out menu on the left side. It captures to the clipboard or can be set to capture to file.

    Power DVD also has a capture frame button, bottom row. Right click the button for options (clipboard, file, etc).

    PS I think movie maker has a frame grabber also but I could not immediately find it.
     
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  20. Tweakfiend

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    Forget Movie Maker for individual screen capture more for whole movie!