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How to Capture Screenshots on Video Players

Posted by David  •  Oct 30th, 2006 11:36:50 am - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Best DWI Ever

Remember back in Windows 98 and 2000 when you wanted a screenshot of a video you could get one simply by hitting Print Screen, copy, and pasting into your favorite image application? Well follow these easy steps, and you can capture screenshots in Windows Media Player, Winamp, other popular video players.

How to Screenshot Windows Media Player

  • Open Window Media Player
  • Then go to Tools > Options
  • In Options, select the Performance Tab
  • At the bottom click on the Advanced Button
  • Now simply uncheck "Use Overlays"
  • Click Ok
  • Restart Windows Media Player

    How to Screenshot Windows Media Player 6.4
  • Options
  • Move the Hardware Acceleration Slider to None
  • Restart Windows Media Player 6.4

    How to Screenshot Winamp Player
  • Go to Preferences
  • Video
  • Near the bottom, Turn off Overlay Option
  • Restart Winamp Player

    How to Screenshot Real Media Player
  • Go to View
  • Preferences
  • Performance tab
  • Uncheck the box labeled "Use optimized video display", hitting OK
  • Restart RealPlayer

    Many thanks to Darknet for this excellent information.

    Comments 5  •  Oct 30th, 2006 11:36:50 am - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment



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    mdeleon Says:
    October 30th, 2006

    anyone who uses real media player should be shot. Ok thats taking it a bit too far. in Mac OS X, you can hit command+shift+3 to get a screenshot of the entire screen, command+shift+4 to select an area you want to take a screenshot of.

    anonymous Says:
    February 15th, 2009

    Wow thanks! I was wondering why I couldn't take screenshots in winamp. This helped a lot!

    anonymous Says:
    April 19th, 2009

    am not gettin an overlay option in tools performance...in fact no advanced opyion also

    anonymous Says:
    August 12th, 2010

    There is a program called [Video Decompiler] that I use
    U can try it too ..
    I take a lot of screen shots using it , I also can take continuous screen shot automatically .
    There is an option for setting the program to keep taking a screen shot after a period of time
    u can serch it on google

    anonymous Says:
    May 10th, 2011

    this method dont work dude!!!

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