Screengrab for DVDs

I have wanted to take a screen grab of a DVD now and again, even though I usually don't watch movies on my desktop (an office chair just isn't as comfortable as a couch).

So, obviously, play the DVD, choose Video -> Maximum Size, or hit Command-3, then

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Open the Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal). Type this, or copy / paste it right in the Terminal:

screencapture -i ~/Desktop/dvd.jpg

Your mouse should turn into crosshairs. Now hit the space bar. Your mouse should now be a camera. Click the window the DVD is playing in. A file called “dvd.jpg” will appear on your desktop.

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