Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Capturing Screen Shots of Video using VLC Media Player

Occasionally customers will contact us asking how to take screen shots from moments in their favorite DVDs.

Although Solid Capture Screen Capture is very good for capturing screen shots of most Windows applications, one thing it doesn't do well is capture still images of video. This is due to the fact that it does not capture DirectX output.

We've found that using VLC media player works well for this application. Instructions on how to take screen shots of video in the program can be found here.