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wazu
08-23-2006, 11:43 PM
I'm making a new logo for my fantasy football team. My team name is going to be "TOUCH MY BASS!" The name is from a movie called "Dirty Love" in which a man pushes a bass up his rectum and demands that Jenny McCarthy "touch it". (A friend of mine was actually in this movie, so that's how I got to watching it. This scene was gold.)

All I have is a DVD I burned from pay-per-view. How can I turn this scene into a GIF? So far I've tried hitting "print screen" and pasting to a new document. This appears to almost be working, but in the end once I kill media player i have a blank screen in my Photoshop doc.

Any help appreciated. I am probably making this more complicated than it really is. (Or maybe I need to use different software.)

DaFace
08-23-2006, 11:54 PM
If you're just trying to take still captures, the problem is probably that WMP is set to let your video card do the rendering. In order to make it work...

# Open up Windows Media Player
# Select "Tools" -> "Options..." from the menu.
# Click on "Performance" tab.
# Click on "Advanced..." button.
# Uncheck "Use overlays" checkbox in the "Video Acceleration" group.

Give that a try.

wazu
08-24-2006, 12:08 AM
If you're just trying to take still captures, the problem is probably that WMP is set to let your video card do the rendering. In order to make it work...

# Open up Windows Media Player
# Select "Tools" -> "Options..." from the menu.
# Click on "Performance" tab.
# Click on "Advanced..." button.
# Uncheck "Use overlays" checkbox in the "Video Acceleration" group.

Give that a try.

Thanks for the help. I made this change, but am still seeing the same behavior. Basically I'm just doing a print screen and paste into a blank photoshop document from media player. Is this the wrong approach altogether? Please keep in mind I've never tried cutting something from DVD before. I have very limited photoshop knowledge.

wazu
08-24-2006, 09:30 PM
I'm on Day 2 of trying this and still haven't gotten past the fact that no matter what type of image file I make, bitmap, jpeg, gif, the screen shot will only display what is currently showing in Windows Media Player.

Any ideas?

ChiefsLV
08-30-2006, 03:51 PM
I'm on Day 2 of trying this and still haven't gotten past the fact that no matter what type of image file I make, bitmap, jpeg, gif, the screen shot will only display what is currently showing in Windows Media Player.

Any ideas?

I ran into this same problem. I ended up having to use the Power DVD software that came with my DVD drive. It has a "screen capture" feature. After that I was golden.

wazu
09-01-2006, 10:38 PM
I ran into this same problem. I ended up having to use the Power DVD software that came with my DVD drive. It has a "screen capture" feature. After that I was golden.

Thanks, I actually have the same software. I'll play around with that and see what I can get done.

DaFace
09-02-2006, 07:58 AM
Hey, sorry I didn't follow up on this one. I fought with this problem on my PC for a long time, but my instructions above worked. I didn't pay attention to the fact that you were using a DVD in your first post. You might try following the first instructions again, but uncheck the box for "use overlays" under the "DVD Video" section instead.