How to get a Screenshot with Windows Media Player?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AaronMcarthur, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. I'm trying to get a screenshot with Windows Media Player. I have a movie playing, so I hit Print Screen on the keyboard so it will capture the picture. But when I go to paint, then click {edit}>{paste} I dont see nothing. The pic isnt there. I use to be able to do this but I had to decrease something like resolution under My Computer, but I forgot. Does anyone know how?
     
  2. Perris Calderon

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    save it as a jpg
     
  3. I DON'T EVEN SEE THE PIC, how would I save it as a jpg?
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    ok, open clipboard, minimize clipboard, hit print screen, hit file, hit save as, save as jpg
     
  5. Bman

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    if it dosent paste, how can he do it
     
  6. yoyo

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    To make a screenshot of WMP you have first to turn hardware acceleration off. In MediaPlayer > tools > options > performance tab > move the video acceleration slider to none.
     
  7. I tried that but it didn't work.
     
  8. bruce_ers00

    bruce_ers00 Guest

    Ay! You guys are totally off... *L* Aaron, this is something we use at work all the time. Try SHIFT + Print Screen OR CTRL + Print Screen. One of those should work. It doesn't require any type of settings to be modified with Media Player.
     
  9. That didn't work either?
     
  10. yoyo

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    Hmmm :confused: What I suggested works for me. With video acceleration enabled all I get is a black picture, without it I get an actual screenshot. Do you have at least this black picture in your clipboard or nothing at all?
     
  11. madmatt

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    he's just lost. =\ it works.
     
  12. Octopus

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    doesn't Virtual Dub take a pic for you?
     
  13. eNuffSaid

    eNuffSaid Guest

    Hi,

    WinDVD4 allows you to take "in-movie" screenshots with the click of a button (Capture [P]). Try playing your movie in WinDVD and grab your screens from there.

    Kind regards,
    Willem Moolenaar