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Capture A Dvd Image

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#1 Melisenda


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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:59 PM

Okay, I am sure that what I wish to do is possible. I just don't have the faintest clue as to how to go about it. I watch DVD's on my PC. (a Dell, with window XP home edition and the Inter-Actual Dvd player). What I would love to be able to do is to pause the DVD playback and capture the screen image as a graphic file. So I can make them my background or things like that.

A friend who knows PCs told me that it is just NOT possible on my machine because Microsoft has designed the operating system not to allow this. However, I found a company that offers a program that is supposed to be able to do what I want. (Herculesoft, the DVDgo Pro). But before I drop $50 on this...

Can I do what I want on my PC? and what do I need to do to be able to do so?

thanks for any advise. I'm about ready to pull my hair out over this.


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Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:19 AM

Hello Melisenda,

The following are about Windows Media Player, but they might help. They offer several possible solutions:



I'm not sure if the InterActual DVD Player has similar controls. Can you play the DVD using Windows Media Player?

The thread in the first link above also mentions VLC Player (from http://www.videolan.org/) as a possible solution for capturing images from DVDs.

EDIT: I just noticed after posting this that the VLC Player is also mentioned in "Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps" here at Bleeping Computer.

Edited by M..., 12 September 2007 - 09:24 AM.

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