How can I take a screenshot from a video?

I tried the usual Prt Scr key technique, which always worked... till now. Whenever I do that with a video, and copy+paste to paint, it comes out as a browny-black background, and the video in the image is just a lighter brown-black square. So, is there a way to take a screenshot of a video? Thanks in advance.

Update:

Sorry - None of these suggestions work. :(

The RAM suggestion is already in affect. The video cam doesn't install. And everyone else who said use Prt Scr, I said in the question that didn't work.

Oh well. Guess I'll have to ask Nintendo, or look myself.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Control Alt and Print Screen

    And then copy and paste it into paint or whatever program you want to use.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When you take a screen shot, it should always always come out just the way you see it.. its just like taking a high-rate camera and taking a picture. What you see is what it sees. Here is the deal. If when you do this it comes out the way you say, try to do it just with windows looking at the destop. Either there is not enough RAM, or virtual memory and it doesnt store the copy on the clipbord right or, there is an issue with your O.S. either you can roll back with system restore to a date before you started having this issue or try and update windows. But I would go with not enough memory. This will decrease the quaility of anything on windows. You can up your page file if using xp under properties of my computer, go to advanced tab then click on settings on the performance tab, then advanced on the next screen, there you will see the page file, click on change, set the total value to 2000 or 3000 and then set the initial size to about half of the value. Note* the alloted space only allows about 4062 give or take.. only thing is you will loose this space on your hard drive, but increase how much virtual memory you have. Page file acts as if it was ram.

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  • Angie
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Try it in Windows Media Player. A lot of other video viewing programs have some sort of Print Screen protection on them for copyright reasons, but the Print Screen button on your keyboard used in Windows Media Player 10 always worked for me.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When the video is running press print screen buttton near scroll lock button then goto mspaint and press ctrl+v and save it!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Standard CTRL + Print Screen or ALT + PRINT SCREEN will not work, use CAM STUDIO available free on the net

    http://www.camstudio.org/

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  • bogert
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Open paint and click edit > paste. you're able to be waiting to go the image. circulate it to the outstanding left so the only border is on the backside and the main suitable. click and drag the little black squares around the image to do away with something of the border. the single on the backside middle does the backside. the single on the main suitable middle does the main suitable. you additionally can use the single on the backside outstanding to do the two.

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  • blt_4
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    If you have a Mac and iMovie you can capture a screenshot from a video.

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  • 1 decade ago

    then i would copy and past it in to Microsoft word first then i would try to copy it to paint

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