How To Get Snapshot of a Video

By on January 24, 2013

If you are wondering how to capture screenshot or snapshot out of a particular video then this post will guide you to do so. I will try to explain the steps to get a snapshot for Media Player Classic Home Cinema, VLC Player and last but not the least – The Windows Media Player.

#1 Media Player Classic Home Cinema

snapshot of video in media player classic home cinema

  1. Open the Video in MPC-HC
  2. Pause the Video on your desired frame which you want to Capture
  3. Click on File > Click on Save Image (Shortcut Alt+I)
  4. And choose the location where you would like to save it. That’s it.

#2 VLC Player

snapshot of video in VLC player

  1. Open the Video in VLC Player
  2. Pause the Video on your desired frame which you want to Capture
  3. Click on Video > Click on Snapshot.
  4. Once you do that, The Snapshot will be autosaved to the pictures directory.
  5. Note that the Path to the picture will flash for a second in the player, So don’t miss it.

#3 Windows Media Player

  1. Open the Video in Windows Media Player
  2. Pause the Video on your desired frame which you want to Capture
  3. Press PrntScr button on your Keyboard.
  4. Open MS Paint.
  5. Click Edit > Click Paste (Or just press CTRL + V on Keyboard).
  6. The screenshot will be pasted inside paint.
  7. Now you can save it wherever you want by File > Save as.

Note that, If you are using Older versions of Windows Media Player then The screenshot which you paste in Paint might appear completely Black. If this is the case then follow the steps below:

  1. In Windows Media Player, Goto Tools > Options.
  2. Click on Performance > Click on Advanced.
  3. Video Acceleration Settings will appear, Uncheck “Use Overlays” Option in it.
  4. Click Ok.
  5. Now try and repeat the PrntScr Procedure given above the Note.

Click here for more detailed and pictorial explanation of How to take a Snapshot of a Video in Windows Media Player.

About Omkar Bhagat

Omkar is the owner of Codefap.com. He writes blogs, makes video tutorials and love to learn new things about computers and programming.
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