on a bit of a mission to button down a set-up (that I believe in and won't have a hankering to tweak) before leaving well alone.... So I'm trying to prove to myself and anyone else who's daft enough to listen that ffdshow is helping. I'm using TT1.5's screen capture and comparing with and withouts. I've a recollection of some mouse over pictures on the TT forums where yoda looked obviouslsy clearer with ffdshow doin some stuff. But try as I might, my bitmaps are pretty much identical. Is VMR and overlay "stuff" being bypassed in the method of screen capture and ruining my tests?