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    DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?

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    DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?
    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

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    DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?
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    I was not aware there was ever a way to take a screenshot in Tiger or Leopard from DVD Player. Try VLC.
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    DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?

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    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.

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    DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?
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    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.
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    DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?

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    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?

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    DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?
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    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.
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    DVD Screenshots not working in Snow Leopard?

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    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.

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