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I haven't  found either CSS or Macrovision  copy protection to be a
problem capturing frames from DVDs while they play in my computer
drive.  Just turn off the video accelerator in a typical software such
as PowerDVD (which bypasses the graphics card) and grab away. The result
is hardly the quality of a full-tone 35mm movie still from MOMA, but
Photoshop will blow it up without a lot of annoying distortion.  I find
that the frame grabs look pretty good on a book page.  Given the amount
of information on the DVD, I believe--though I cannot  prove--that the
quality of these grabs could be higher.  Perhaps in some software they
are.  I'm far too little the tech-head to know what governs that
resolution, however.
N

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Associate Professor of Humanities and Women's Studies
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
341 Lane Hall 0227
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540) 231-8174
fax (540) 231-7013
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/nmking/

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