Originally posted by stupid girl
reply to post by Vitruvian
I've always wondered if there was a way to make a picture from a Youtube video frame.
Now I know that there's a way.....but I still have no idea how to do it because the process seems waaaaaay over my head
- I'll write it out for you. Its actually quite easy:
First – I save all downloads in a labeled folder on the desk top. After saving you will get a RUN prompt anyway– say YES or click RUN so then
you’ll have it saved in a folder as well.
So, make a folder on your desktop – title it “VDownLoader Videos” and save the VDownloader vids to that folder as MPEGS
Downlaod VDownloader - great piece of freeware. HERE VDownloader LINK
- Its very good to
have this software because YouTube also provides a LINK to it in the upper right of their videos. Clicking on that YouTube VD link loads the video
directly into VDownloader.
OR – go to the address bar of the YouTube video window and copy it. Doing that automatically puts the video address into the VDownloader _ But
be sure VDownloader is OPEN.
Then you choose your format – MPEG – (see pic below) then click download and save it to the folder you have on the desktop.
I SAVE THEM AS MPEG files – becuase it works the best for me. (see pic) and you will see the dropdown window all the over to the right. Click MPEG
Then click “download” 2 boxes over to the left.
NOTE On downloading VDownloader they “might” ask you to load this---> - just say YES if there's a prompt - the name is “Microsoft .NET Framework
4 (Web Installer)” www.microsoft.com...
NOW - Download VirtualDub - This is your Video Viewer/Editor, and save it the same way to your desktop - Its the best freeware of it kind around.
PAGE LINK VIRTUALDUBvirtualdub.en.softonic.com...
This is the Virtual Dub window:
THEN (on the bottom left) the THIRD square in from the left of the VirtualDub window starts the video – the FIRST square pauses it. Grab the scroll
bar and drag the vid to where ever you want to.
To make the screen grab go UP TOP 5 squares in from the left to “Videos” (SEE PIC) scroll down on the dropdown menu to “Copy source frame to
clipboard” then take it to Paint or I use PhotoShop Elements – and paste the image into there.
That’s it………good luck.
PS - Once you understand see how it all works then you can MOVE to 2 VD folders to "C
rogram Files" for safe keeping. AND "codec" files (such as
these are) like to stay in the same folder they came in so do not separate them from their respective folders.
edit on 31-7-2012 by Vitruvian
because: editing pic added