Posted 19 April 2005 - 08:40 PM
I want to capture a screenshot from an avi file. I’ve tried playing it in Windows Media Player, pausing the movie, and hitting “print screen.” But when I paste the image (into paint or photoshop), I get a black square where the movie shot should have been. If I leave Windows Media Player open and move my paint window over the media player window, I can see the paused image in the black square area (when the black square is aligned with where the movie is in the background).
Does anyone know why this happens? Is it a quirk of the media player to not allow what it’s playing to be print screened?
Is there a way around this? (A better way to take screenshots?)