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    How to 'extract' images from video

    I need to capture some still images from a video recording to use on a website
    - what is the best way to achieve this from experience.

    Thanks.

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    Hi there,

    I use the VLC player to do this.
    It's free and plays almost anything: http://www.videolan.org/

    From the VLC FAQ pages (http://www.videolan.org/support/faq.html):

    How can I take screenshots?
    To take a snapshot of the video displayed by VLC, you just need to press the pre-defined snapshot hotkey:
    Windows / Linux / Unix: Ctrl+Alt+S
    Mac OS X: Command+Alt+s
    To change it, go to Preferences -> Interface -> Hotkeys settings, check Advanced options, and set Take video snapshot.
    You can also take a snaphot via the menu Video -> Snapshot.
    To change the snapshot format or directory, go to Preferences -> Video.

    Where are my screenshots?
    If you haven't changed the snapshot directory in your preferences, your screenshots should go to:
    Windows: My Documents\My Pictures\
    Linux / Unix: $(HOME)/.vlc/
    Mac OS X: Desktop/
    To change it, go to Preferences -> Video -> Video snapshot directory.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks, will give it a try

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    On Mac, you can also just click Command + Shift + 4 to bring up a cursor that you then drag across the image to take a screen shot. Works really well.
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    Depends what you need it for, if you're just placing a video screen grab into a website then I just take a screen grab and size it in Photoshop rather than go through a video editor, you don't need it at full size you just need it at a size equal to or greater than the size at which you will be publishing it on the website, so taking a "PrtScn" grab does the job quickly.

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    You should use splayer to do this or you can do this by using a trick. Pause your video & take a screenshoot then save your favorite format.

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    you first use gom player . than play your video and when come your favourite screen than press just ( Ctrl+E ) and take your photo ...


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