I don't really understand why Apple disabled the ability to take a screenshot of our OWN DVD's in OS X. (command+shift+3)

I've searched the internet and i've only found complicated tricks (terminal etc...)

But here are the easiest ways:

1- VLC 0.84 supports snapshots (if it doesn't work go to 2)
2- VLC preferences > Video > change the snapshot format to JPEG
3- a homemade trick that i found by myself: while playing your movie on VLC do an ALT+TAB until you reach the finder, then command+shift+3 and you'll get the screenie.

As a present... Here is the snapshot i wanted to do from "the Interpreter" (Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn): click to enlarge

With Finder:

Without Finder and Dock:


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