Originally posted by kencaz
Hmmm. I never have had a problem taking screens with mplayer or anyother for that matter. I ust Gimp and Imagemagic (import) command. I think though it's a lot better if you pause your video rather then try to time it to get a shot... See if it will come out then... but never seen that problem on any screens I have taken.
Its possible that your configuration isnt using a hardware acceleration layer, ergo your screenshots will capture the video frames correctly.