Image Capture
November 22, 2005 12:59 PM   Subscribe

Is it possible to capture still images from a DVD movie in a standard graphics format? Looking to save images of antique cars from old movies.
posted by Raybun to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
I've definitely done this with WinDVD. What platform/software are you using?
posted by justkevin at 1:03 PM on November 22, 2005

A long way would be to play the movie on a dvd rom drive, take a screenshot, and save it in your preferred photo editing software as a jpg.
posted by Kellydamnit at 1:03 PM on November 22, 2005

If you have a Mac, use VLC to play the DVD, and Apple's built in screen capture to take the pictures.
posted by chunking express at 1:03 PM on November 22, 2005

You can do it with any number of video players. Media Player Classic, for instance, can capture images in JPG format just by pressing CTRL+8.
posted by panoptican at 1:04 PM on November 22, 2005

Instructions for different software here:
posted by justkevin at 1:05 PM on November 22, 2005

Response by poster: Hi

I would be using on two systems., a 98SE and an XP Pro
posted by Raybun at 1:26 PM on November 22, 2005

I do this with WinDVD also :)
posted by starscream at 1:47 PM on November 22, 2005

I think with all the programs suggested, you could do it on both 98SE and XP Pro.
posted by panoptican at 1:58 PM on November 22, 2005

I would be amazed if VideoHelp didn't have umpteen tutorials on getting images out of a DVD. Some instructions will be over-the-top and others simple, though probably not as simple as the capture option many playback pieces of software have.
posted by phearlez at 1:59 PM on November 22, 2005

VLC for whatever operating system you use. It's incredible
posted by hatsix at 2:30 PM on November 22, 2005

I second VLC.

It'll play anything, and frame captures work flawlessly.
posted by stovenator at 3:19 PM on November 22, 2005

VLC does not (seem to) have frame-by-frame advance.
posted by mischief at 10:31 PM on June 1, 2006

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