2 Free Applications to Take Screenshots of DVDs on Mac OS X

Want to save an favorite screenshot image of DVDs when you watching a DVD with Apple’s DVD Player application? This post will introduce you with 2 methods to take screenshot of DVDs on Mac free with ease.

First Method – Take A Screenshot with Handbrake

Take A Screenshot with Handbrake in mac


HandBrake is a general-purpose, open-source, cross-platform, multi threaded video transcoder software application available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows, supporting Supported sources: Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD.

Launch Handbrake and insert the DVD into your Mac’s optical drive. Click the “Picture Settings” button and then you will see a section that shows a sample image from the DVD chapter you chose. Click the “Next” button to see some other representative images. Then use Apple’s Grab utility to capture a screen shot from what’s displayed in Handbrake.


Second Method – Take A Screenshot with VLC

take screenshot with vlc media player in mac


VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. Launch VLC and insert a DVD into your computer drive. Go to File > Open Disc. A dialog box pops up that defaults to your optical disc drive. You can then navigate through your DVD just like Apple’s DVD Player, and using the VLC controls. Start playing a scene until you find an image you want to capture. Go to Video > Snapshot. VLC will export a captured image in PNG format.

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