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Image capture from .mpeg


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How do I capture one frame from an mpeg to use as a desktop?

Would the quality be decent or would it be all grainy & shitty?

The video quality in question is pretty decent to begin with.



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I don't think print screen captures video frames. if you have quicktime pro you can just ctrl-copy it and paste it into whatever you want.


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Quality will depend on the resolution/quality of your source. Depending on your setup, print screen will likely not work due to hardware acceleration. There are a bunch of video players that work to create frame grabs, some more effective than others.

The newest version (0.8.2) of VLC captures.
Media Player Classic captures (poorly)
Moonlight elecard player captures
Nero Showtime captures
Zoomplayer captures, but only some formats.
One of the best captures is Windows Media Player (ctrl+i)