may one day be worthy of your grace
If you're on Windows 10, you can also use Game Bar to take screencaps without the onscreen controls popping up. Or more accurately, take a screencap once they've faded back out after popping up in response to you pressing your hotkey to bring up Game Bar (assuming you're triggering it through the keyboard and not an actual Xbox controller).See, here's the problem. When the page is paused, a play sign pops out in the middle of the screen if you press any keys. Including the Alt key you need to have pressed to printscreen only the active window.
So the choices become:
- try to catch the right moment with a screencap while the video is playing
- screencapping the whole screen and cropping it in an editor
- having your screencap look like this:
It's a minor thing, but still an annoyance - a phrase that characterises the majority of my problems with Crunchy in general and its player in particular. When enough of those easily fixable problems that they don't seem to have any interest in fixing pile up, it starts to grate a bit.
It's a little bit roundabout and not as convenient as having a player with a built-in frame grab function, but it does work. Heck, you could use it to record the screen as you watch the episode, and then take caps at your leisure in your offline player of choice.