New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.6 - DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
pazzo

 
Member Since: Sep 17, 2009
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 24
pazzo is on a distinguished road

pazzo is offline
How do I take a screenshot while viewing a DVD in Snow Leopard? I used to use the below terminal command in Leopard:
screencapture -i ~/Desktop/dvd.jpeg

All I get is a checkered picture when I try to screenshot. Even command/shift/3 (or 4) give me the checkered screen.

Am I missing something?

*Sorry if this has been posted here already, I did a quick search and couldn't find anything.

Checkered Screen:
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...aliano/dvd.png
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,133
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
I was not aware there was ever a way to take a screenshot in Tiger or Leopard from DVD Player. Try VLC.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
pazzo

 
Member Since: Sep 17, 2009
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 24
pazzo is on a distinguished road

pazzo is offline
Thanks bob.

I'll stick to DVD Player.
I do not like the way VLC works on my MacBook Pro - it takes about 4-5 seconds to pause and scanning forward/back is not nearly as clean as DVD-P.
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,133
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
If you want a screen shot though, don't think you'll get one from DVD Player. Just from my old senile memory, seems as though I read that DVD Player will not allow it.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
pazzo

 
Member Since: Sep 17, 2009
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 24
pazzo is on a distinguished road

pazzo is offline
That's what they said about Leopard. But you can take DVD screenshots with that terminal command I put in my first post. Try it. Enter the command, go back to DVD fullscreen mode, press the space bar and tap the track pad to take the photo.

I'm presuming that Snow Leopard is too new for people to know how to solve my problem?
QUOTE Thanks
Dysfunction

 
Dysfunction's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 6,638
Dysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2008 and 2011 15" mbps, late 11 iMac, iPhone 4s, and too many ipods and other stuff

Dysfunction is offline
I'd presume that the above workaround was simply fixed (removed) in snow leopard. There are traditionally copyright issues with DVD screenshots, so many players simply won't allow it.

mike
This machine kills fascists
Got # ? phear the command line!
QUOTE Thanks
pazzo

 
Member Since: Sep 17, 2009
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 24
pazzo is on a distinguished road

pazzo is offline
That's why you couldn't command>shift>F3 while watching a DVD in Leopard. That terminal command was a backdoor around it.

Hopefully somebody will discover(?) a way to do it with Snow Leopard.

So far, I've noticed nothing worthy of upgrading to 10.6.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Move Applications folder from Sidebar | can i upgrade & how? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?