If you have ever tried to take a screenshot of a video, you will have found that it is not as simple as leaving it on pause and pressing the Print Screen key. Whether watching a DVD movie on the computer or a YouTube video , when we "paste" the copied image into a program window, we find that it looks blurry, pixelated or incomplete.
It is very common with moving images. There are video playback programs with specific options to capture frames while maintaining a good resolution quality. But there is a way to do it more "walking around the house". All you need is to be able to open the video with Windows Media Player .
The thing works like this: go to the Tools Menu and click on Options . A window with many tabs will appear, but the one that interests us is Performance . At the bottom of the window you can change the video acceleration . What you have to do is set it to None , moving the bar completely to the left. Then you click on Apply and, after a short time, OK .
Once the change is made, simply open the video with the Windows Media Player program, pause at the desired time and capture the image with the Print Screen key or with the program you usually use for this type of thing. When you "paste" it into another program, you will see exactly what was on your computer screen when you captured it. Of course, the image quality will depend on the quality of the video itself, and once done it is better to return the Acceleration to Full.