View Full Version : Screen captures off a video DVD. Ripping?

21-04-2006, 12:28 PM
I'm trying to do some screen captures off a video DVD, public domain and with permission, of course

Someone gave me a heads up that the best possible results may be "ripping" the DVD (if I'm using the right term) to some digital format, like MPEG.

I have software that will step through a MPEG file, and do the actual captures.

I have a nice video capture card, with on-board MPEG encoders, but will ripping an MPEG directly from the DVD produce the best result? I'm only interested in the video, not the audio.

This software was suggested:
DVD decrpyter
Smart ripper

24-04-2006, 04:48 PM
Never got a reply to this, but I found the solution on my own. Maybe it'll help someone in the future.

Very quick and painless. DVD Decrypter converted DVD into "VOB" files, which are in fact MPEG's.

1) Stick video DVD in PC
2) Use DVD Decrypter to grab "VOB" file (very fast)
3) Use your favourite video editor to get screen snapshot, I used Frameshot, which is not necessarily the best.

Note: use only with permission of DVD mfg; copyright issues apply.

Under Downloads... Descrambling / Ripping tools, DVD Decrypter

24-04-2006, 07:34 PM
Another couple of ways are...

If you got "WinDvd" bundled with your dvd optical drive, that will take screen shots and save them to where ever you like.

Another is VLC media player will also take a snap shot of video.