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Screenshots in iOS can capture a video frame iOS devices
As is well-known for iOS devices, if you press and hold the Home button and then immediately press the Sleep/Wake button, a screenshot of the current screen will be taken. The screenshot is saved to the 'Saved photos' album in the Photo app.

What may not be obvious is that this even works when playing a video; the current frame is saved without interrupting the videostream. This works for videos playing in the iTunes app and also in the YouTube app, so it appears to be available globally.

[crarko adds: I tested this on my iPhone, and it works as described. The author used it with an iPad.]
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Screenshots in iOS can capture a video frame
Authored by: pwsloss on Oct 13, '10 01:58:34PM

Tried already and found working in FaceTime on iPhone4. Very useful -- how do you think Apple got the screen shots for their ads? ?? ??? Duh. That's why I tried it in the first place.



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Why wouldn't screenshots work with video playing?
Authored by: masonbrown on Oct 16, '10 02:25:15PM

Guess I have different expectations or something, but I can't imagine any reason it wouldn't work the same no matter what the phone is doing or what is being displayed.

Now I'm curious, why are you surprised to see screenshots work while a video is playing?



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Why wouldn't screenshots work with video playing?
Authored by: CraigStanton on Dec 01, '12 12:09:06PM

In OS X taking a screen shot with a DVD playing leaves a big black square where the DVD video window is. I think it's a DRM thing.



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