Snagit (Mac): Cannot Capture DVD Video on OS 10.7 or Later

Problem

When playing back the DVD video with the Mac OS DVD Player software, Snagit (Mac) does not capture the screen.

Solution

Apple changed the way screen capture is performed in OS X 10.7 Lion and later. The earlier versions of OS X are not affected. There are two workarounds to change the video settings:

  • Play back the DVD with a different program. Use VLC media player and capture the video with the software.
  • Use Handbrake, a DVD ripping software that converts the video directly to a usable format such as an MP4 or QuickTime movie file. It may require installation of VLC and supporting libraries.