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10.4: Yet another DVD screen grab tip System 10.4
Tiger only hintHere's how to take a screenshot from a DVD in Mac OS X Tiger. I noticed another hint said to quit DVD Player and all that other stuff ... but that's too much work.

Here's a much simpler workaround:
  1. Go to the part of the movie you'd like to capture. Hit the Stop button in the DVD controller.
  2. Press the Play button in the controller, and then immediately press down Command-Shift-4.
  3. Hit the space bar to take a screenshot of the DVD Player window, then click the mouse to take the shot.
You can do all this without ever quitting DVD Player first.

[robg adds: DVD screenshots are a relatively popular topic here (1, 2, 3) ... I tested this one, and it works as described. I still prefer Snapz Pro X for serious DVD screen grab work, but this is a simple workaround.]
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Doesn't seem to play nice with Virtue
Authored by: Han Solo on Dec 30, '05 12:30:41PM
FWIW, trying this hint on my dual G5 crashed a recent beta of Virtue, a nice virtual desktop application that is being rehabilitated for 10.4.x: as soon as I pressed the space bar and the camera came up, boom!Virtue crashed was written to the console. Thankfully, a quick relaunch of Virtue (courtesy of Quicksilver) restored all of my virtual desktops — with all windows and apps intact. Whew! No doubt this is a problem with Virtue, and may have already been addressed in the beta released today. YMMV.

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10.4: Yet another DVD screen grab tip
Authored by: 10d on Apr 24, '06 03:22:36PM

to capture dvd screen shots, use vlc player ( and screen grab as normal at the point you want. plus it's also a region free player.

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10.4: Yet another DVD screen grab tip
Authored by: osxpounder on Feb 14, '07 12:36:58PM

I didn't realize VLC was a region-free player. I must try that.

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