Friday, November 14, 2008

SnagIt Tip : Capturing Windows Media Player media files

I like SnagIt - it is one of the best capturing tools that you can find on the market but today I had some troubles when trying to capture images from a media file which was playing in Windows Media Player - everything time again it produced a black screen. Luckily I found the workaround on the Techsmith site - Black or blank video and image captures - I needed to disable hardware accelaration....

1 comment:

given said...

May I suggest an easier and faster screencasting tool ?

ScreenToaster -

ScreenToaster is a free web-based screen recorder designed to capture screen activity in real-time then embed videos in blogs and websites. It works in all browsers and doesn't require any download.

- Live audio capture
- Embed webcam in screen capture
- Subtitles
- Accelerated or slow-motion playback / Pauses
- Upload to Youtube
- Download your screencast in .avi

What bloggers say about ScreenToaster:
Techcrunch, Michael Arrington : "The ease of use is just awesome. It takes literally seconds to create and publish a screencast."
Digital Inspiration, Amit Agarwal: "ScreenToaster Does a YouTube for Screen Videos."
Go2Web20, Orli Yakuel: "So right now, ScreenToaster is the best choice that you'll find, and the results are very good. Seriously, I couldn't find any reason not to use it. Overall, you'll save yourself time & money."
ReadWriteWeb, Frédéric Lardinois: "ScreenToaster is definitely a contender for being one of the best and easiest to use tools available."
Mashable, Jennifer Van Grove: "We think ScreenToaster is an excellent solution that brings advanced screencasting options to all levels of computer users. ... It’s a safe option to recommend to clients, friends, and family members."
Master New Media, Robin Good: "And again, more than anything else ScreenToaster is by far the simplest and most immediate screncasting tool to use out there. If you want to know what I think, here it is: ScreenToaster is going to toast them all. Seriously."