How to Capture Screenshots from Windows Media Player

I don’t do them much anymore, but over the years I’ve done quite a lot of software reviews. I’ve tried several different screen capture utilities with varying degrees of success. Sometimes I find myself using a computer that doesn’t have any such utility installed, so I use the old PrintScreen button to take a screenshot. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out why taking a screenshot of Windows Media Player (while playing a video) would give me a blank screen.  I was never doing anything important enough for me to look into it, but recently I found out what the problem was. It has to do with “overlays”, and after following the instructions I found on the Quick Online Tips web site, screenshot captured! Good stuff!

Note: I’m not sure if this applies to all version of WMP, but it does work for sure on WMP 11.

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