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I am trying to take a screenshot of a YouTube video in fullscreen.

When I pause the video and wait a moment, only the bottom UI bar (play/pause/seek) disappears. The top UI bar (Like/Share/More Info) stays there.

So when I press PrintScreen on the keyboard, the screenshot is polluted by this top UI bar. Is there any way to remove it while the video is on pause?

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Why not just put a black box over the UI bar in the saved screen shot image? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 7 '12 at 21:06
@techie007 I wanted to find a way to get the screenshot without losing part of the image... – SemMike Sep 8 '12 at 14:02

How about not pausing and hitting PrtScn when the timing is right. If that is not an option Windows 7 has a tool called Snipping Tool that will let you chop off the top UI bar, of course at the cost of losing that much video area.

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Thanks but it destroys part of the image, I could just discard that part with Paint but the point was to get the whole image... – SemMike Sep 8 '12 at 14:03
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The only way I could find was simply to download the video from Youtube, play it in any media player and take a screenshot from there (either with the media player's screenshot option, or PrtScn on the keyboard).

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You can use to get a screen shot from custom position

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A similar site would be which also takes various screenshots from a youtube video. – zeddex Dec 2 '15 at 20:37
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review – nKn Jan 2 at 13:34
@nKn This is not a regular link only answer but a software/website recommendation – The_IT_Guy_You_Don't_Like Jan 2 at 15:01

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