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How to capture video from Window Media Player

When you’are playing movies using Windows Media Player and want to take a photo from video to save. It’s not usually simple as pressing Print Screen key on keyboard and Paste somewhere. Now let’s me tell you the way to configure the Windows Media Player options to do that

Windows Media Player is a software running on Windows Operating System which is developed, marketed by Microsoft Corporation.

When playing movies using Windows Media Player and you want to take a photo from video to save as single image, it’s not usually simple as pressing Print Screen key on keyboard and Paste somewhere. Now let’s me tell you the way to configure the Windows Media Player options to do that

1. Launch Windows Media Player

Open Windows Media Player to play your videos by clicking on the video you want to watch, if Windows Media Player is set as default player for the movie file-type or not, you need to follow Start->Programs->Windows Media Player

Click File->Open -> then browse the video files (Tip: Using short-cut key: Ctr+O)

2. Configure Windows Media Player Options

Click Tools->Options to Open Windows Media Player Options Tab

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Click: tools >options >performance tab then click the advanced button

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In Video Acceleration Option group, uncheck “Use Overlays” and stick Use video mixing renderer.

In DVD Video group of options unstick “Use Overlays” and stick Use video mixing renderer

Now click OK to save the settings

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3. Capture photo from playing video

Now you can easily capture photo from your playing video by pressing “Print Screen SysRq” key on keyboard then Paste it into a Photo editor software such as Paint, a Add-in software in Windows Operating System.

To launch Paint click Start->Programs->Accessories->Paint, Select File->New to create new image file

4. Edit Photo and Save

Just edit the image in photo editing software and save image.

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Article starter: Albert Phan
Updated: Jul 23, 2014
Originally Published: Jul 23, 2014
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