How to Capture Screenshots from Windows Media Player?

Grabbing a screenshot from Window Media Player is not as easy as it seems. Yesterday I tried to use the extremely useful screen capture by ‘Print Screen Key’ to try to capture a WMV running file on my Windows Media Player Classic V10.

Every time I tried to use the print screen, a blank image was captured from the Windows Media Player. Then I thought maybe the running video was creating a problem with capturing a frame. So I paused the movie and tried the print screen method. But I still got a blank screen.

Then I tried to capture paused and running movies in full screen using ALT+ENTER but again had no luck. So I decided to try some advanced options of Window Media Player but still had no luck.

I searched the internet whole day and found the solution for this problem. Here it goes.

Simple way to capture Images from Windows Media Player

1. Open Window Media Player
2. Then go to Tools > Options > Performance Tab > Advanced Button
3. Uncheck “Use Overlays”
4. Click Ok and you are ready.

Now run your movie in any size or screen resolution. Use the standard “Print Screen Key” Method as described and you have captured a snapshot from your favorite movie on windows media player without using any special multimedia software. Enjoy!

Another way to Capture Screenshots from Windows Media Player

As an alternative of the Print Screen Method, try pressing “CTRL+I”. This pops up a save as window after capturing the screenshot.

1. Open Window Media Player.
2. Go to Tools > Options > Performance Tab.
3. Reduce the “Video acceleration” from the default FULL to NONE.
4. Click OK and then close down media player.
5. Open the file you want to take a still using the Print Screen method
6. Press ALT and the “Print Screen Key” to copy an image from the movie to the clipboard.

Yes, I am a Software Engineer …

I got this forwarded email yesterday and I don’t know how far this is correct with all the Software engineers; but, you can feel the feelings written in the email.

All credit goes to the person who wrote this in a email.

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It was raining heavily outside. Dark clouds gathered in the sky and nature was in its ominous best. I took a break from my work and went to the pantry to grab a cup of coffee. I had a sip and went near the window to see the rain pouring down heavily outside the glass structure. I was inside our huge office building, unruffled by even the fierceness of the nature.

Through the heavy transparent glass, I could see a small girl trying to hold on to her umbrella which the wind was snatching away from her.. I felt sorry for the girl, and was happy that I was not in a similar pathetic situation. Yes. I take pride for the fact that I am a software engineer.

I have everything which a common man would envy; money, status, respect, you name it I have it. I always wanted to be software professional and here I am, working for one of the best firms in the world. But then, am I really happy? Now, I could see an imprint of my palm on the other glass window, through which I reminisced my past, basked in the warmth of the sun shine.

My childhood was so much of fun. I vividly remember those rainy days, when I hugged my mother tightly during sleeping listening to all the stories told by her. Now, I have a big house here, but then it is just a house, not a home. My parents are pretty far away from me now. I have a cell phone to talk to them everyday, but then I really miss those dinners which I had with my family everyday. I could easily afford to taste all the different cuisines these days, but the best of food there, lack the love and affection which is present in the food prepared by my mother.

I threw a lavish party for my colleagues for my birthday, but then they would never replace the birthdays when my friends secretly brought a cake and at the end, half of the cake would have ended up on my face. The couple of hundred bucks that u save for a long period just to give a treat to your friends in the road side chat shop can never give the pleasure even after spending a few thousand bucks these days.

The scene of me crying and refusing to have dinner on the day when I fought with my best friend came to my mind. Today, she has gone far away from me, taking away my love and with it my life, but I am sitting and coding here with a false smile on my face. Everyday I meet new people, but then I long ceased to make a new friend.

It’s true that I have a lot of things now. I have a nice bed, but no time to sleep. Lots of money, but no friends to spend it with. The latest designer clothes, but a worn out body . Quite a few to flirt, but no one to love. Awards for technical excellence, but no reward for the crave for peaceful ambience. A confident demeanor, but a reluctant and apathetic mind. Full of rain, but no sunshine even in the farthest distance.

Now, I could see the small girl on the road enjoying in the rain with her umbrella firmly in her grip. She might not have all the comforts which I have, but then she has the innocence and fun which I lost a long time back.

I have decided to come out of this false fantasy, even if it is at the expense of losing the tap of the software engineer. I am going to again enjoy my life. I am going to go out in the rain and play with the small kid now. I removed my tie, and went near my computer to shut it down. Just then, I saw a new mail alert in my mail box. I slowly opened outlook and I found a message from my manager with an attachment saying that there was a critical defect in the code and I have to fix it soon. I convinced myself that I am not going to get bogged down again by these pressures and stick to my decision. I ignored the mail and went to the rest room. After a couple of minutes, the software engineer in me came out, his shirt tucked in with the perfect tie knot, sat before the computer, and started typing,

Sir,
I am looking into the defect and will send the patch files before EOD.
Rgds,
Software Engineer

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5 Easy Steps to Create a Fixed Header

This jQuery plugin just clones current header and place on top of the table. Follow below 5 steps to create a fixed header row of a normal HTML table or ASP.Net GridView/Datagrid.

Step 1: Include the jQuery library JavaScript file on header section of web page.

Download file (jquery-1.2.6.js)

Step 2: Include the jQuery Fixed Header JavaScript file on header section of web page.

Download file (jquery.fixedheader.js)

Step 3: Add this CSS code in stylesheet or header section of web page.

<style type="text/css">
.dataTable { font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; border-collapse: collapse; border:1px solid #999999; width: 750px; font-size:12px;}
.dataTable td, .dataTable th {border: 1px solid #999999; padding: 3px 5px; margin:0px;}
.dataTable thead th { background-color:#cccccc; color:#444444; font-weight:bold; text-align:left;}
.dataTable thead a {text-decoration:none; color:#444444; }
.dataTable thead a:hover { text-decoration: underline;}

/* Firefox has missing border bug! https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=410621 */
/* Firefox 2 */
html</**/body .dataTable, x:-moz-any-link {margin:1px;}
/* Firefox 3 */
html</**/body .dataTable, x:-moz-any-link, x:default {margin:1px}
</style>

Step 4: Add this JavaScript code in header section of web page.

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
$("#data").fixedHeader({
width: 500,height: 300
});
})
</script>

Step 5: Create an HTML table on the page, including THEAD and TBODY sections. This plug-in uses the THEAD to create the fixed rows, and TBODY is our data.

<table id="data" class="dataTable">

<thead>
<tr>
<th> ….. <\th>
<th> ….. <\th>
</tr>
</thead>

<tbody>
<tr>
<td> ….. <\td>
<td> ….. <\td>
</tr>
</tbody>

</table>

Note: For ASP.Net GridView/Datagrid you have to keep the header part in THEAD and put your Gridview/Datagrid in the TBODY section of table but without Grid header.

Our table or GridView with fixed header is now ready to view.

jQuery Plugin for Fixed Header
jQuery Plugin for Fixed Header

Features
1. Allow horizontal scroll
2. Auto hide box when scroll in IE6
3. Allow to adjust header cell width with your own implementation

Requires
jQuery 1.2.6

Compatibility
IE6/7, Firefox 3.0/3.1, Opera 9.5, Chrome 0.2, Safari 3.1.2

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WARNING: OFFICE POLITICS AHEAD!!!

Politics of some Project Managers in IT Companies

Are you ready?
Are you ready?

If you ask these project managers, they will refuse to believe but the fact is that most of their time is spent playing a game of office politics. These are often guys who are holding an excess amount of power within the office and who will blame others for their mistakes or will try to demoralize the efforts and abilities of others to make them feel better about themselves.

These guys are expert at exploiting other person’s honesty against them. The only way they could take advantage of you in the first place is because of your honest attitude. So, here in fact your troubles come not from your weakness, but from your good qualities.

These guys always work in group and go strictly by the process, writing the process if necessary. They silently lay the trap long in advance, using right measures to do it. You did not notice it coming, but it was long in coming.

There are several ways we can surpass these actions
Firstly, don’t be afraid of them, they are often more friendly to people who aren’t scared by them and more eager to listen to alternative ideas. If somebody tries to demoralize you in a meeting, do not get drawn into a heated argument. Simply be bold and confident, but not aggressive, when making your points and if their behavior continues, peacefully take your leave and if you are asked why you did that later, just say that you found that the meeting was becoming more negative.

Your only other option is to just give up and I am not a quitter, how about you?

Feeling your support, Feeling your presence…

Zed-Axis’s Shining Star of the Year 2006

Thanks to all for supporting and nominating me for this Award.

As a Sr. Software Engineer at an IT company Zed-Axis Technologies Pvt. Ltd. recently I was given the honor of being awarded Zed-Axis’s Shining Star of the Year 2006. I received this award at the New Year celebration on 31st December, 2006. As part of the award certificate I also got a cash prize. The award was given to me for the best performance throughout the year 2006.

This was a great honor to me, my seniors and all who support me. While receiving this award I felt the presence of all who support me.

Fresh Beginnings

Some times in our life, we seem to go through difficult periods, things that were our life end up falling aside. What was once our everyday normal is now suddenly the past and we wonder what happened?

I may have made mistakes and suffered due to past decisions. Today is a new day and there is a real beauty in new beginnings. Changes can be hard but it is possible. God is an idol who gives us the power to change.

God is a spirit of new beginnings and today is the day I can begin again…