Snagit (Mac): Cannot capture DVD video on OS 10.7 or later


Apple changed the way screen capture is performed in OS X 10.7 Lion. DVD video played back with the Mac OS DVD Player software can no longer be captured. Earlier versions of OS X are not affected.


There are two workarounds

  • Play back the DVD with a different program such as VLC media player and capture it.
  • Use DVD ripping software such as Handbrake (may require installation of VLC and supporting libraries) to convert the DVD video directly to a usable format such as mp4 or QuickTime movie.