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How to Capture Still Images from Videos in Windows Media Player

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I am using a PC with Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10, can I pause a video and take a screenshot for a video?

It is not easy to take a screenshot from Windows Media Player. If you just press the Print Screen key and try to capture a WMV playing on WMP, it will just produce a blank image.

This guide will show you three ways to do the job so that you can save important footage as still image for sharing online.

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Part 1: Default Methods to Screenshot Windows Media Player

Method 1: Screenshot Windows Media Player with Print Screen Key

The Print Screen key is the easiest way to capture a still image from a video in Windows Media Player.

ステップ1: Open Windows Media Player. You can find it in 開始 menu. Drag and drop the desired video into WMP. Use Forward そして Backward buttons to locate the desired frame.

開始

ヒント: On Windows XP, go to the ツール メニュー、選択 オプション、に行く Performance タブ、クリック 上級 button, and uncheck Use Overlays.

ステップ2: Make sure WMP is the only window on your desktop and press Alt + Print Screen buttons. The shortcut will screenshot the active window.

ステップ3: Search for ペイント開始 menu and open it. Click the Paste menu on the top ribbon. Then the image will be pasted in Paint. Now, you can edit it.

Paste

ステップ4: に行く ファイル メニュー、選択 名前を付けて保存 and pick a proper image format. Then select a specific folder, enter a filename and click 保存する.

あなたがしたい場合は crop the screenshot on your computer further, just refer to this post.

Method 2: Screenshot Windows Media Player by Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool is a built-in screenshot tool on Windows Vista and later. It can make a screenshot for Windows Media Player. Moreover, it provides basic image editing.

ステップ1: Play the video in Windows Media Player and click 一時停止 button until you reach the desired frame.

ステップ2: に行く 開始 menu, search for Snipping Tool and open it.

ステップ3: クリック モード menu and choose a proper option. Here we pick ウィンドウスニップ.

切り取りモード

ヒント: If you want to change the image format, destination and other options, click the オプション menu and set it.

ステップ4: Once you hit the 新着 menu and click on Windows Media Player.

ステップ5: Then the screenshot of Windows Media Player will be put in Snipping Tool. Here you can edit it, such as crop. Then click the 保存する button to save it as a still image. Or choose クリップボード アイコンをクリップボードに送信します。

保存する

もっと screenshot tools for Windows あります。

Part 2: Best Way to Capture Still Image from Video on Windows

In addition to default methods, you can also try some powerful screenshot tools, such as Vidmoreスクリーンレコーダー. It is a versatile utility. It can screenshot any area of your screen in high quality pictures. Moreover, you can get extensive bonus functions, like image editing. For advanced users, the custom options help you produce desired effect easily.

Basic Features of the Best Screenshot Tool for Windows Media PlayerBasic Features of the Best Screenshot Tool for Windows Media Player

  • Capture a still image from video in Windows Media Player.
  • Automatic Optimize image quality using advanced technology.
  • Edit video screenshots in real time.
Basic Features of the Best Screenshot Tool for Windows Media Player

Needless to say, it is the best option to take a screenshot from movies in Windows Media Player 12/11/10/9/7 and earlier.

How to Capture Still Image from Video on Windows 10

ステップ1: スクリーンレコーダーのインストール

Launch the best screenshot tool for Windows Media Player on Windows 10. It is available to Windows 8/7 and Mac OS X as well. It is totally free to use with any limit, like registration. Click the メニュー アイコンを選択し、 環境設定 option. Go to the 出力 tab on the popup dialog, select スクリーンショットファイルの場所 by hitting the folder, and set スクリーンショットのフォーマット. You can also set the hotkey for screenshot on Windows 10.

環境設定

ステップ2: Capture a still image from video

Open a video in Windows Media Player and play it until you reach the desired frame. Turn to the screenshot tool and click 画面キャプチャ. Press the Windows Media Player with your left mouse or click and drag left mouse to cover the desire area.

画面キャプチャ

ステップ3: Edit and save screenshot

Once release your mouse, the toolbar will appear. Optically, you can edit the screenshot, such as:

Add a shape: Select the 長方形, Circle または ライン tool, pick you favorite color and put it to right position.

Write on screenshot: Select テキスト option, set font, size and color, click on screenshot and write some texts.

Draw on screenshot: Select ペン tool, pick a proper color, and add painting on your screenshot.

編集が終わったら、 保存する icon to export the still image from video on Windows 10. Or you can send it to your clipboard for using in another program by hitting クリップボード.

編集する

Part 3: FAQs of Windows Media Player Screenshot

How do I copy an image from Windows Media Player?

Both the Print Screen key and built-in Snipping Tool are able to copy an image from Windows Media Player. For Windows XP, you need to disable Overlay of WMP first.

How do I capture an image from a DVD?

Firstly, play the DVD video in Windows Media Player or a third-party player. Then use one of methods shared in this post to capture an image.

Can I capture a still image from an MP4 video?

Yes, you can capture a still image from an unencrypted MP4 video; however, you’d better choose a powerful tool; otherwise, the image quality is not very good.

結論

This guide has shared three methods to capture a still image from video in Windows Media Player on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista and earlier. The shortcut is a simple way to do it along with MS Paint. The Snipping Tool can meet your basic need as well. If you look for more functions, try Vidmore Screen Recorder. It is not only easy to use, but also able to produce the best image quality. More troubles? Please write it down below this post.

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