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Okay, first off, I just made an LJ today. But I found this awesome community and figured I'd post my tutorial from Tumblr here as well. And I read the community rules, so hopefully this is okay to post. :) I understand that some of this has been answered already in comments of other posts, but I wanted to post this tutorial for anyone who wants to have a start-to-finish guide. Anyways, I wrote this tutorial because I had some people tell me that they didn't know how to take automatic screencaptures from their DVDs in KMPlayer without getting an error message, "Impossible to work at Superspeed Mode." One method is using VLC player, but that way is more complicated, so I'm gonna show you how to screencap DVDs from KMPlayer, which can be downloaded for free, here. :)

The Steps:

1) Pop in your DVD and open KMPlayer (this should be obvious :P). Note: Even though I am talking about DVD's in this tutorial, the screencapping process will also work for AVI's, MKV's, etc.!

2) THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP. Don't skip this step or you might get the error "Impossible to read at Superspeed mode or there is no KMP transform filter." Sometimes you have to close out of the player and restart the program before these settings take place! Okay, so before I get into the actual how to screencap part, you need to make sure you have the following settings. So, first open up the Preferences window (Right click > Options > Preferences or just press F2).

Then, go to 'Video Processing' on the side menu (which should take you to the 'General' tab) and underneath 'KMP Video Transform Filter', where it says 'Condition', change it to say 'Always Use (Strongly Recommended)' 

Now, under the side menu, click 'DVD settings' and go the 'Navigator' tab. Under 'DVD Navigator', there will be a check box with the label 'Disable KMP Video Transform Filter' Make sure this box is checked! Okay, that's it for Preferences settings! :) Now, onto screencapping!

3) Make sure your DVD is playing (click the very top left corner of the player and select 'Open DVD' or Ctrl +D) and right click > Options > Advanced Menu. 

This will now show a 'Capture'option in the menu (right click > Capture > Frame: Extract or Ctrl +G). Click and you should get a window that looks like this:

4) Now, this is where you can pretty much use whatever settings you want.

The extraction folder is where all your screencaps are gonna end up, so I'd make a brand new folder designated for screencaps somewhere on your harddrive and select that to be your extract-to folder.

The Prefix is pretty self-explanatory. It's gonna be your files' well, prefix. So, since I have a Veronica Mars DVD playing, I'm gonna make my Prefix "VM-" Now every screencap that's taken will have that prefix and a different 4 (or how ever many) digit number after it.

Image Format: If you want a decent-looking screencap at a fraction of the file size, I'd select JPG as the image format. If you want super quality captures at a higher file size, go with PNG. :)

Image Quality: Adjust as necessary. Note the higher the quality, the higher the file size! 

Numbers to Extract: If you want to take multiple screencaptures, make sure the 'Continuously' bubble is selected!  
IMPORTANT EDIT: Apparently you might still get the error message if you don't have 'Continuously' bubbled in, so make sure you do! Sorry if the screencap above confuses you!

Frames to Extract: This determines how often a screencapture is taken. I personally like to select the bubble 'In 1sec [blank] frame(s)' and I usually fill in that [blank] with 1, so that 1 screencap is taken every second.

Size to Extract: I stick with capping it at the original size, but if you want it a little smaller you can use a preset size. :) This is what my window looks like now.

5) Click 'Start' and whatever is playing in the window will now be continuously screencapped! You can move the Frame Extraction window out of the way during this if you would also like to watch what you are screencapping. To stop the capture process, just click 'Close' in the Frame Extraction window and confirm that you'd like to stop recording. That's it. You're now done screencapping and can check them out in whatever you chose as your extraction folder! =]

EDIT: If you do these steps and you still get an error message, again, make sure you have tried cloising out of the program and restarting it. Sometimes also unchecking settings and then rechecking them works, too. IDK, it's weird. :P And also make sure that you're not trying to cap the previews or the DVD menu, the actual content has to be playing or paused in the background for the screencapping to work! Or, some people have told me it has worked for them when they don't check the 'Disable KMP Video Transform Filter' box in the preference. Otherwise, if none of this makes it work still, I don't know what to tell you, sorry! =/

I hope this was a helpful tutorial! I'm not the best at explaining things, so if you have any more questions, just leave a comment!


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 9th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this. I used to have a tut for capping in KMP but somehow I lost it. :S This is going straight into my memories. Thank you so much!!!

Jun. 9th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
Thank you thank you thank you! I've been trying forever to cap from DVDs, thanks so much for this! :D
Jun. 9th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this.
Jun. 10th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
u r my new fav person! lol
i actually figured it out on my own prior to reading this. but meming just in case my mind has one of those off days :)
Jun. 20th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
That was very helpful, thank you!
Jul. 22nd, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
^You're welcome! =] & Same goes to everybody who thanked me! <3 It was my pleasure!
Jul. 25th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
You are god :P
Thank you so much for this! Every tutorial out there just kept saying use the "Capture" option but they forget to mention that without the "Advance Menu" checked you won't see that option.
Thanks once again :)

And a belated "Welcome to LJ!" ;D
Feb. 7th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! This was very helpful!
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:20 am (UTC)
I hope i get help.

I set the capture settings as you did, and for some reason I gotta press stop and start for each second? i thought it was automatically.

help T.T
Mar. 11th, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
Thank you so much :)
Mar. 18th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
This is great! Thank you for making this tutorial.
Mar. 25th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
So, for some reason I'm still getting the impossible speed error message, despite following your steps.

NVM. Fixed it!

Edited at 2012-03-25 01:34 am (UTC)
May. 14th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
May I ask what you did to fix the issue?
May. 14th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
You need to make sure you have your frame extracting to the right directory. Let me get a chance to get on my PC to relearn how I fixed it, but yeah, check the directory.
May. 11th, 2012 07:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for making this tutorial it helped immensely.
Jun. 18th, 2012 11:44 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing this!
Apr. 27th, 2013 03:24 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to thank you so much for this!

I have had so many other people tell me to use this or use that, and none of them were really what I wanted, which was a program to do the screen capping in the background while I did other things! This is just perfect!

I noticed that for me, every setting above you told us to make held true, save for the Disable KMP Video Transform Filter, but like you said, thing is sometimes weird.

Thank you again!
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