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Can you not just play the movie, then get the image into Paint.net but before you quit/continue the movie, you save the image? Or does that change as well?

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if i save the image and eject the dvd, the image turns black. i want to take a high resolution screenshot which is impossible with the media players i know. i do have hypersnap, though. however, it somehow fades the colors so that they are not saturated any more and seem greyish.

any suggestions?

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if i save the image and eject the dvd, the image turns black. i want to take a high resolution screenshot which is impossible with the media players i know. i do have hypersnap, though. however, it somehow fades the colors so that they are not saturated any more and seem greyish.

any suggestions?

What happens when you save the image to a USB key, remove it and then eject the disk. Or if you are using Vusa, save to C:\Windows with an app with admin privilages and refuse admin privilages to your media plata.

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If using Windows Media Player, make sure you uncheck the "use overlays" options (Which runs the video on a separate layer of the player, not allowing you to take correct screenshots.) Overlays, by the way, allow for better performance.

Tools>Options>Performance>Advanced>"Use overlays"

This information was obtained from CMD, who told me about it in the first place.

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Well, it is. :-P

Windows Media Player plays all movies in the Hardware Overlay layer, which gives it better performance and allows it to avoid slowing down the main processor with the video feed.

When you turn off the hardware overlay, you lose not only the performance boost (by "stealing" the video back from the dedicated memory location to the memory shared by every other program) but also specific color conversion algorithms specific to the hardware overlay. (Click here for more info on the Hardware Overlay)

So, yes, that's the answer. :-P Sorry if it's not what you like. What you need is a program which will save DVD frames to an image file. Do a Google search for "Hypersnap DX." Also, some versions of InterVideo/Corel WinDVD will take a screenshot from the hardware overlay when you hit the P key.

 

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In my resarch of Screenshot possibilities i found some at CodeProject (my favorite Sourcecode recource ;-) )

In the first Article there is an explanation of a "trick" with the Overlay problem...

In this article is an advice to user hypersnap from http://www.hyperionics.com/.

Trick: How to Capture Video Screen Shots:

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/audio-video/capvidscrn.aspx

Demo Project and sourcecode to code it by yourself:

DirectX.Capture Class Library

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/directx/directxcapture.aspx

Hope that helps !?

My own Screenshot Programm:

http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?t=534404

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