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Does any Windows user know how to take screencaps out of AVI videos that don't alias to the video player?

If I use Alt-PrtScr in Windows Media Player, then paste into Microsoft Paint, the BMP or PNG file (a) is several tens of pixels displaced; (b) changes with what is currently showing in the Media Player window, so that if I seek to a different frame, the image changes, even if saved to disk. I have not experimented with Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premiere to see whether they have this problem. Adobe ImageReady and Macromedia Fireworks MX both do.




From wiliqueen, cross-posted to teunc:

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I Am Maui
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You are that merrie wanderer of the night - outgoing and playful. Like Robin Goodfellow you enjoy a great joke, even when the joke's on you. You're the life of the party - you have a happy disposition and you like to laugh and have a good time. You're mischevious and you enjoy pulling someone's leg, but your jokes are generally good-natured and well meant (unless of course you're dealing with some fool mortal). When it comes right down to it, you'll do what you can to help out a friend.
Which Trickster Are You?
Take the Trickster Test at www.isleofdreams.net.



From butterflykiki, also cross-posted to teunc yesterday:

Your LJ Horror Movie (you are the main target in the movie) by shard_of_truth
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the storytelleristari_ala
the first to get killedtinagilman
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the one having sex when killedbarahirion
the given "nude shot"zimzil
the given "gore death scene"shanmonster
the one thought as the killer but isn'thavocthecat
the one framed as the killer but isn'tixzist
the screamerzerovector
the humorous oneborgseawolf
the killer/monsterbutterflykiki
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Got a funny in-character one, too.





P.S. : I voted today.

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Banazir

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chaosinaskirt
Oct. 28th, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC)
on my desktop, i use the file player that came with my all-in-wonder card, and it takes screen shots perfectly.

otherwise, i vaguely remember this "5 click copy and paste" that grabbed it.
banazir
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
All-in-Wonder
on my desktop, i use the file player that came with my all-in-wonder card, and it takes screen shots perfectly.
That's it, I have got to get me one of those!


otherwise, i vaguely remember this "5 click copy and paste" that grabbed it.

Thanks. I'll look into it.

Hey, neat new quote feature!

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Banazir
yahvah
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
Re: All-in-Wonder
>blockquote< ?
yahvah
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
Re: All-in-Wonder
Er. You know what I mean. :-D
banazir
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: All-in-Wonder
Sometimes. Sometimes it does <q>.
I use italics/blockquote, anyway.

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Banazir
yahvah
Oct. 28th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: All-in-Wonder
I picked up blockquote from billclemenston2 today. ;-)
banazir
Oct. 28th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
Blockquote and other tags
Gosh - I thought you knew it!

How about

& l t ;

and

& n b s p ;

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Banazir
yahvah
Oct. 29th, 2004 05:56 am (UTC)
Re: Blockquote and other tags
Of course.
twinbee
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
i once used that to watch a movie. mediaplayer was gltiching up, showing green bars, and i had no internet connection and did not want to reboot linux. So, I copied and pasted the buffer and watched the rest of my movie in photoshop :-D
banazir
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)
Photoshop movie
:blink: It was actually playing the video?
How did that work? (What was the codec? VCD? DVD? AVI? MPG?)

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Banazir
twinbee
Oct. 29th, 2004 07:56 am (UTC)
Re: Photoshop movie
it played the video even though mplayer had frozen up ("Not responding"). I knew the codec was working, though, bc I could hear the sound. So using the same trick you were talking about I did an application "screenshot" and pasted the buffer into photoshop. When I zoomed in, it didn't scale, but whenever I did a transformation on it, it did, so I just used photoshop to finish watching the movie.

patinanym can verify.
banazir
Oct. 29th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
Weirdness
Semper Alienus

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Banazir
zaimoni
Oct. 28th, 2004 06:11 pm (UTC)
Ah...

Wonders of Microsoft BMPs. Using straight PrtScr ditches the pixel offset, but not the funky live-video linkage ;)
banazir
Oct. 28th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
I tried straight PrtScr, and it did the same thing.
Any other ideas?

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Banazir
borgseawolf
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:06 am (UTC)
I use VirtualDub to grab screenshots - it's the only way I found. Sometimes if it's an avi, I can use Total Commander's plugin that unpacks the avi into single cells. That's a lot of browsing ;) (a couple hundred thousand files) but gets the best results.
auriam
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)
You can try using a video player that allows for screen captures, like BSPlayer, that generally works OK for me.

Oh, and more power to ya for voting. I can't vote absentee, myself, so I'll have to do it the old-fashioned way on Tuesday..
banazir
Oct. 29th, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
Video and voting
You can try using a video player that allows for screen captures, like BSPlayer, that generally works OK for me.

Oh, and more power to ya for voting. I can't vote absentee, myself, so I'll have to do it the old-fashioned way on Tuesday..

Cool. Thanks for the link - I'd never heard of BSplayer. I knew somebody in my friends list would have a solution!

Vote well!

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Banazir
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