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December 13, 2010
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I have a DVD of a class reunion that I would like to create a number of still pictures, but have no idea as to how to accomplish.  Can u advise how?

 

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December 14, 2010
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Jimmy said:

I have a DVD of a class reunion that I would like to create a number of still pictures, but have no idea as to how to accomplish.  Can u advise how?

 

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http://dvdvideosoft.com/downlo…..rter.exe  or

http://www.videolan.org

 

This link will give you a free dvd to JPG converter. Will allow you to capture frames on the dvd as a snap shot.

 

Have not run it for a while but always worked for me.

 

Then you can work with the capture in Picasa

 

Chris may have a better way so staytuned. Cool

 

Have Fun.

December 16, 2010
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Well, depends on exactly how the DVD is put together.  If it is a .VOB file – like commercial movie DVD's then Bob's suggestion is probaby best.

If it is a DVD with a photo slideshow type of movie, it is possible that the actual pictures that make up the slideshow are on the DVD as well – try using Windows Explorer and browse the contents of the DVD itself.

If it is a video that Picasa can play, like a .avi or .mov or .mp4 – then opening it in Picasa and viewing it would be good.  At any point in time, you can click teh Picasa button to “Take Snapshot”

December 18, 2010
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Chris,  This is a video that was taken by a classmate.  I do not know if it is .avi, .mov, or .mp – how do you tell?

Have looked but cannot determine how to play the video in Picasa.  How do you play a video in Picasa.

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December 18, 2010
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The easiest way to see if it will work in Picasa, is just to try it.

With the DVD in the drive, from Picasa's main menu:

File … Add File to Picasa

You should now be exploring your computer.  Navigate to your DVD drive…. F:, G: whatever .. and see if you see any files.  It will only show you files that it can read, so if you see none.  Oh Well.  Back to the drawing board – try Bob's suggestion.  

If you do see any, go ahead and click on them and they will then be available to you from Picasa.  

When you double click a video file, it will play, and you will have a button on the left called 'Take a Snapshot'

watch the video #7 on /picasa-learning-series/

read the article: http://picasatutorials.com/201…..a-video/ 

Let us know how it goes.

December 19, 2010
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Chris,  When I go to the DVD drive & to File – add file to picasa – two folders appear one is labeled Audio – TS, the other Video – TS.

Click on Video and the next screen says no items match your search so I assume it is a video that Picasa will not recognize.

Am trying to stay in Picasa so unless u have other suggestions, will try Bobs.

 

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December 19, 2010
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Jim Bass said:

Chris,  When I go to the DVD drive & to File – add file to picasa – two folders appear one is labeled Audio – TS, the other Video – TS.

Click on Video and the next screen says no items match your search so I assume it is a video that Picasa will not recognize.

Am trying to stay in Picasa so unless u have other suggestions, will try Bobs.

 

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Jim,

Those are the files created on the DVD when created and finilized so it will be usable by home DVD players, will take a few mim but the 

http://www.videolan.org  link may be your only direction the player allows you to snapshot the DVD while it is playing. I have used it for a couple of years now. The snapshot option iis on the video drop down menu after you down load and install the player.

I snap shot the frames i need then import them to picasa and touch up. print or share from picasa.

Good luck Cool

December 19, 2010
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Yep – Picasa is not an option with your DVD.  Bob's solution sounds good to me.

December 19, 2010
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Bob,  I will try that.

 

Thanks to Bob and Chris for your help

 

jdb

December 22, 2010
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Today I downloaded video/lan.  Was able to capture the pictures that I wanted and could find them in microsoft pictures.  The only way I could get them to Picasa was by pressing print screen.  When that is done all the folders in my pictures are in the background and the picture has be be cropped.  That works find, but is there a way to get them in Picasa without the folders in the background.

 

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December 22, 2010
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Sounds like progress!  Good Job.

If your pictures exist in 'microsoft pictures' … you just need to find out exactly what folder that is on your computer and make sure Picasa is watching that folder.  This would eliminate the printscreen step altogether and you can see the captured pictures using Picasa.  If the pictures are anywhere within the My Pictures folder, they should already be showing in Picasa.  Have you tried searching for 'microsoft'?

The video that should help is Picasa video #3: Folder Manager.

December 23, 2010
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The pictures are in Microsoft pictures.  Upon further investigation I find that the file type is PGN.  When you go to Picasa – Tools – Options – File Types, PGN was not checked.  Once it was checked the pictures opened in Picasa.

Thanks for your patience and help.

Bob, thanks for your help.

 

jdb

December 23, 2010
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Jim Bass said:

The pictures are in Microsoft pictures.  Upon further investigation I find that the file type is PGN.  When you go to Picasa – Tools – Options – File Types, PGN was not checked.  Once it was checked the pictures opened in Picasa.

Thanks for your patience and help.

Bob, thanks for your help.

 

jdb


Glad it worked out for you have a great holiday.

 

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