View Full Version : Screenshot help

12-01-2006, 10:34 AM
Hi all

I was just watching a video with WMP10 and wanted to take a screenshot. I pressed PrtScn then opened Paint and pasted and saved as jpg but when I go to open the file it just shows a blank black screen where the screenshoe should be. The outside of WMP shows fine but in the viewing area it is just plain black.

I also tried it with various other players with the same result.

Any advice gratefully accepted.


By the way - running Windows XP Pro with SP2

12-01-2006, 10:55 AM
In Windows Media Player go to View->Options, then turn off the Hardware accelaration(under Playback) by moving the slider to None. Now play the video and press the PrtScn button to take the screenshot, last launch your favorite photo editor and paste(ctrl-v) to get the screenshot.

12-01-2006, 11:07 AM
Thanks! That did the trick!!!