Thursday 10 September 2009

Latest Mac OS X can take screengrabs of DVD Player!

Ehh, just kidding. Actually, in a way this is true. Under previous Macintosh operating systems the user wasn't even able to take a grab of the whole screen if the DVD Player application was running. Even if the window of the DVD playing was behind other things or you were selecting a quadrant of the screen not including the Player window you would get an alert and be unable to make the capture. Now, with OS 10.6 or Snow Leopard, whole-screen grabs are OK. Selection grabs are OK and even the Grab application can capture a DVD Player window. However, as you can see above, it sees only gives you a lovely grey grid. Luckily, my latest experimental film is 98 minutes of a grey grid formatted especially for the DVD Player application.

It's a love story.