Name that tune
May 16, 2009 6:32 AM   Subscribe

What's a good freeware tool to capture tiny bits of videos (avi, divx, etc.) on my Vista PC?

I want to be able to upload these fragments to, say, YouTube so that I could, hypothetically, post a question here about the music or dialog in certain scenes.
posted by activities not in keeping with my status to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
posted by chasles at 7:51 AM on May 16, 2009

The DownloadHelper extension from Firefox
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 8:18 AM on May 16, 2009

posted by bluefly at 9:43 AM on May 16, 2009

Best answer: I just capture from within KMPlayer.
posted by Gyan at 9:59 AM on May 16, 2009

If you're capturing from a video source with a USB dongle or video input, use VirtualDub. Install Nic's XviD binaries and you'll be able to create DivX AVIs. It's also a decent linear editor. Yes, these AVIs will work for YouTube.
posted by ostranenie at 10:59 AM on May 16, 2009

Response by poster: I'm looking into your suggestions right now. Thanks, everyone.
posted by activities not in keeping with my status at 9:44 PM on May 16, 2009

Seconding KMPlayer, really easy to use.
posted by moody cow at 12:53 AM on May 24, 2009

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