Screen Grabber
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Grab screenshots from movies at even time intervals.   Commercial ($2.99)
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Screen Grabber is a Mac OS X application for grabbing screen shots at even time intervals from a movie. Very useful for creating previews, and thumbnails.
What's New
Version 2.4.1:
  • Respect user preference for information text color.
  • Information text matches Quitime Player info.
  • Fixed stability issue for batch processing.
  • Fixed various stability issues under Snow Leopard.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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ver. 2.x:
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gatovadio commented on 15 Apr 2011
with so many similiar apps for mac, i can only find screen grabber for the specific task of saving presentation sheets of movie frames + info.

like corpsecorps said and also the watermark issue, no option to disable subtitles from the caps and no customizing text options makes it limited.

the dev encourages you to contact him with bugs or suggestions but he never replies. why his contact is there, i will never know.

anyway, it hit the status of appstore-only-download so i won't bother with future updates anymore.

there is much demand for specific mac apps on which a dev could take some profit out of it if he/she were smart enough to see the software gaps in os x. a decent subtitle downloader (recently taken by "subsmarine"), a real-time login items manager with presets (just an idea), a movie info and poster downloader and sheet maker (recently found "dunex"), come to mind.
[Version 2.1.2]

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PeyloW replied on 02 Aug 2011
I have personally replied to every mail I have gotten over the past 6 years. I apologize if your mails have been missed for any reason.

The main reason for not updating Screen Grabber between 2006 and 2011 is that in the same years I got a total of $8 in donations. Not an encouraging amount, or even close to making it worthwhile updating an app that do what I need it for myself.

The Mac App Store has changed that. I am not going to be rich or quit my day job. But is enough to validate updates and reasonable feature requests.
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Jumbod reviewed on 07 Jan 2011
Works like a charm on my iMac with Snow ... but then again I mostly only use it for mp4 or mov files ...
[Version 2.0.2]


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Corpsecorps reviewed on 10 Jun 2010
The Pros:
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It works.
It adds the specs of the Video and Audio tracks.


The Cons:
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No interface until you open a Video.
It doesn't allow specification of a save location.
It watermarks the result over the video frames.
It's maximum grid width is a puny 640 pixels in this age of HD.
Textual Information can be cropped if the final image is too narrow.
No WMV even with Flip4Mac
No FLV support, even if you have a QT plugin.
No m4v loading.

If you have Flip4Mac, WMV is displayed. I waited until the video was completely imported and when I started the capture, it finished very quickly and appeared to work (showed intermittent frames) but rendered empty frames!

It could use a few more formatting possibilities, too.
[Version 2.0.2]

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Corpsecorps commented on 10 Jun 2010
The ugly formatting of my review was due to MacUpdate. I didn't add all that white space.
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Juan Manuel J.m. Ruiz Lopez replied on 03 Aug 2010
Well the only thing real works fine at this moment is ScreenCapper if you load you wmv files completely advanced option under flip4mac it works fine, it handles 720 and 1080p without problems and you can set the grid size you want,

it's not free but cheap
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PeyloW replied on 02 Aug 2011
You can specify the save location by choosing "Save as…" from the file menu.

The v2.3 update bumps the max size to 4094 pixels, and grid to max 64x64.

For best WMV-support you should use Perian. There is support for it even in versions previous to 2.3 (you just have to patiantly wait). v2.3 fixes this issue and will not begin grab before Quicktime has buffered enough of the video to take captures.

Some video formats are not properly registered to the system as video files. If they can be viewed in Quicktime player then Screen Grabber can handle them. Best way is to use the "Open with…" contextual menu, and enable "All Applications".
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Juan Manuel J.M. Ruiz Lopez commented on 31 Aug 2009
I hope to see an update or an alternative to this program, since snow leopard and the new flip4mac it doesn't work with .wmv files :(

Anyone knows an alternative for this program?
[Version 2.0.2]


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bdkennedy1 commented on 16 Feb 2009
I had higher hopes for this program, but this OS X program doesn't support even Apple's own .m4v extension, which is their default container.
[Version 2.0.2]

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bdkennedy1 replied on 16 Feb 2009
Oh, and I forgot. It plasters a watermark over the whole thing.
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ihello commented on 14 Dec 2006
Sometimes it doesn't work.
[Version 2.0.2]


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69number69 had trouble on 11 Mar 2007
Looks his asite is down?
[Version 2.0.2]

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Corpsecorps replied on 10 Jun 2010
Up now!

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dankim rated on 21 Feb 2012

[Version 2.4.1]



gatovadio rated on 29 Jul 2011

[Version 2.1.2]


Downloads:8,170
Version Downloads:1,480
Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Commercial
Date:13 Feb 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $2.99
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Screen Grabber is a Mac OS X application for grabbing screen shots at even time intervals from a movie. Very useful for creating previews, and thumbnails.


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