Screen capture from Windows Media Player

Date: July 11th, 2008
Author: Ivory Morhuld

To take a screenshot from Windows Media Player is not like classical grabbing screen from other Windows applications. Every time when I press Print Screen key to take a screenshot from Windows Media Player I receive the player”s main window with blank sccreen for the movie frame which I try to take.

I start to thinking that this problem appear when I”m in play mode. So I paused the movie and tryed to take a screenshot again with Print Screen key. No result.

Then I paused the movie, switch to full screen mode and again take a shot with Print Screen key. No chance again.

Screen capture from Windows Media Player

Looking in Google I was found several websites which offered me to buy software specially designed for taking scrennshot from Windows Media Player. But I was thinking that have to be not so hard to find the way to done this without buying special software and I say may be i can fix this somewhere in Windows Media Player Options. After right click with mouse on Windows Media Player title bar I found Tools > Options menu.

Screen capture from Windows Media Player

And the secret is:

1. Go to Performance Tab
2. Click on Advanced button
3. From the new window in Video Acceleration section uncheck ”Use overlays” checkbox like shown on the picture below
4. Click on OK

Screen capture from Windows Media Player

Now you can take screenshot from any screen resolution in every mode of Windows Media Player just using classical method with Print Screen key.

Also you can visit our Windows Media Player tutorials section for more related tutorials about Windows Media Player.

Screen capture from Windows Media Player

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