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The steps should be find, pause, print screen, paste, and it sounds like
you hit them all. There may be a bit of software in the computers dvd
player that prevents you form doing this, DCMA and all. It may also be
a setting problem. I know on my Mac, I had to get a special utility
called DVD Capture (freeware) to do this as the built in Grab utility
(same as print screen) would not work. You may need this sort of
program for the PC.
>>>firstname.lastname@example.org 08/12/05 10:48 am >>>
I had already tried using the Print Screen to copy and paste an image
from the DVD into WORD. Following your suggestion, I pasted it into a
photo enhancement program and saved it as a .jpg image. Unfortunately,
what seems to be captured in by both programs is a MOVING image. When
the DVD starts running again, the photo changes; and when the DVD is
stopped, the image in the .jpg file goes blank.
Have I missed a step somewhere?
>From: John Streepy <John.Streepy@cwu.EDU>
>Date: 2005/08/12 Fri AM 11:18:32 EDT
>Subject: Re: RE: [Videolib] No cover art/plain packaging on videos
>I would not deal with the files on the disc, odds are they can not be
>accesed without a fair amount of hacking. Instead, I would play the
>on your computer as large as possible (full screen is best), pause at a
>suitable image, and then hit the print screen button. (These
>instructions are for PCs, Macs need a utility such as DVD Grab to work)
>Paste the file into a image manipulation program and crop the image
>to size, save as a jpeg or other suitablee file format. Much easier,
>and you can use the video's opening graphics for a title shot on your
>insert and make various shots.
>Hope that helps.
>John H. Streepy
>Media Assistant III
>James E. Brooks Library
>Central Washington University
>400 East University Way
>Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548
>>>>email@example.com 08/12/05 7:31 am >>>
>This is slightly off-topic, but I hope someone on the list may be able
>to help me.
>Since videos in church libraries and denominational resource centers
>don't circulate any better without cover art than they do in public
>libraries, I create case inserts when necessary using graphics obtained
>from the organizations' website.
>I've recently received a DVD with no available graphic to pull for the
>cover unless I can grab a shot from the DVD itself and change it to a
>still shot. The files are in a .VOB format.
>Westminster Presbyterian Church Library
>&Foothills Presbytery Resource Center
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