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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?
 

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Good point Taurus.

Bman, what are you looking to capture? What application is it within?
 
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PowerDVD playing a DVD is what I want captures part of the whole screen.
 

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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?
 
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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.
 

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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 :)
 
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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?
 

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

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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 ;)
 

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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
 

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

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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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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?

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

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