Given that my Windows Media Player doesn’t let me advance frame-by-frame, even if this seemed like a viable option, the painstaking trial-&-error task of eyeballing the exact second to hit pause is something I’d rather not go through (what I’m planning on doing does require a certain specificity).
At work, I had something on my desktop called WinDVD I think, and that worked great. Just thought I’d ask around at what the Teeming Masses used.
I concur with virtual dub and vlc both.they are excellent programs.
Also check out mplayer.
It will actually take a section of the film, out the whole thing, and dump each frame into a jpg of it’s own.
Oh you know around the time you want, it can give you a few frames before and after.
Also, by default, the period key advances gene by frame.
I just use Picasa for screengrabs. If you start picasa it will automatically take a screen captures folder. You can click on the pop up window if you want to edit the picture immediately. The screengrab is a bmp file, but when you save it, it is converted to jpg. Picasa is free.