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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 11 2008 - 06:44 AM

First, no, I'm not trying to pirate something =p

All I wanna do is grab a 15 second sound clip and save it to an MP3 and also get a single full size screenshot off a DVD.

What's the fastest, easiest and cleanest way to do this on OSX, preferably for free?

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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted April 12 2008 - 11:42 PM

I have grabbed sound clips by basically routing the audio output back to the input and capturing with CDSpindoctor, which is part of Toast. I believe there is a shareware app which can do it easier, but I forget the name, and you have to pay to do it.

Screen captures are a bit stickier. I think you can play the DVD with VLC, pause, and do a regular screen capture, but you get a somewhat low quality image. This does not work with DVDPlayer. There is another, higher quality method I know of, because I like getting movie stills, but it involves software which can't be discussed on HTF, because it is capable of other bad things in addition to the screen captures.

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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 13 2008 - 05:02 AM

OK John, Thanks for the info! I guess I'm gonna have to do this on the PC cause it seems a LOT simpler to do there with free software...

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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   David Rubenstein

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Posted April 13 2008 - 12:01 PM

Cinematize is probably the best (without using final cut). It's pretty inexpensive and easy to use.
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted April 14 2008 - 03:11 AM

VLC does work for screengrabs on the Mac, although it is a very clunky program. That is the one area where PC is much better. The free program that came with my PC had a great screengrab program as part of the regular DVD player. I do a lot of DVD screengrabs for my site, but have had to cut back because of it.

I'm not sure how to get audio files.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 14 2008 - 05:22 AM

I've been thinking of getting Power DVD Ultra for the PC anyway, maybe that's the way to go. Still looking into Cinematize tho!

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Posted April 14 2008 - 05:30 AM

i think there is as program called audio hi-jack. it should let you record music from any app. until you pay the shareware you only get like 30 seconds or something. but for 15 seconds should be ok

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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 14 2008 - 08:07 AM

That looks perfect thanks!

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