Capture Screenshots From Windows Media Player


Have you ever tried to capture an image from a video in Windows Media Player? You'd think that all you had to do was pause 
the video, click on the Windows Media Player title bar, hold down the ALT key on the keyboard and then press PrtScn on the 
keyboard. If you've tried that, you know it doesn't work as expected. Here's the fix: 

Open Windows Media Player. 
Click the Tools menu and then click Options. 
Click the Performance tab. On the Performance tab, drag the slider bar to the None side in the Video acceleration frame. 
Click Apply and then click OK. 
Open the video file and play it. Pause where you want to take the screenshot. Now use the ALT+PrtScn keyboard combo. 
Open Microsoft Paint (or your favorite graphics program) and paste the screenshot in using the CTRL+V keyboard 
A quick way to open Microsoft Paint is to open the Run command, enter mspaint in the Open text box and click OK. 
Remember to set the acceleration back to high when you're finished, because your video performance won't be as good if you 
leave it at None.