Pressing the "Print Screen" key while playing a movie file in Windows Media Player will not allow you to save the current frame. However, you can do it without spending money on shareware image capture software. Just follow the next steps:
1. Open your Window Media Player and click Options
on the Tools
2. On the Performance
tab, click on the Advanced...
3. Uncheck Use overlays
from DVD video
, click OK and restart the player.
Now you can capture images from any movies played in Windows Media Player using Print Screen (PrintScrn
) key (or ALT
key). Once copied, the image can be pasted into Microsoft Paint (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint) or other image editor.
: If you have problems taking screenshots from a playing movie try to pause it first, then "print" the image.
• Go back to Performance
tab (see step 1, 2) and click Restore Defaults
Now, move the Video acceleration
slider to None
and restart the Windows Movie Player.
Don't forget to move the Video acceleration
slider back to Full
when you are done, because this makes videos play smoother and look better.
• Or just try the Ctrl + I
combination which seems to work for many people.
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