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Windows 7: Video File Thumbnails Not Showing!

03 Aug 2009   #1
Rashad

Windows 7
 
 
Video File Thumbnails Not Showing!

Hey guys, I just joined the forums but I've been using it as a guide for the past week haha.

I'm running the x86 (32bit) Windows 7 RTM. My problem is that when I'm in windows Media Center, and I'm in the Movies section, the thumbnails for the videos are just colored rectangular slates with the title of the file on them in caps.

They look horrendous, and I was under the impression that Media Center - like Windows Explorer - would have the thumbnail of the video itself, like a still image of the video, not just slates with the name on it!

Attached is what I see. Is there anyway I can fix this?

Thank you!




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03 Aug 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rashad View Post
Hey guys, I just joined the forums but I've been using it as a guide for the past week haha.

I'm running the x86 (32bit) Windows 7 RTM. My problem is that when I'm in windows Media Center, and I'm in the Movies section, the thumbnails for the videos are just colored rectangular slates with the title of the file on them in caps.

They look horrendous, and I was under the impression that Media Center - like Windows Explorer - would have the thumbnail of the video itself, like a still image of the video, not just slates with the name on it!

Attached is what I see. Is there anyway I can fix this?

Thank you!

You need a Media Meta Manager... You need YAMM!! See the YAMM thread --==> Here
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03 Aug 2009   #3
Rashad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You need a Media Meta Manager... You need YAMM!! See the YAMM thread --==> Here
Thank you so much! Downloading now.

EDIT: I've installed it, but I'm not so sure what to do from there, do I need to restart? Nothing has changed in media center.
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03 Aug 2009   #4
Rashad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Did you by any chance install codecs, like shark etc..?
No I didn't on my 7 partition, all of my files are playable however, and they have thumbnails in windows explorer.

Should I install a codec pack even though they play fine?
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03 Aug 2009   #5
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rashad View Post
No I didn't on my 7 partition, all of my files are playable however, and they have thumbnails in windows explorer.

Should I install a codec pack even though they play fine?
No, I misread your post. Sorry.

I deleted my remark
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03 Aug 2009   #6
Rashad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
No, I misread your post. Sorry.

I deleted my remark
Oh ok and that's fine.
Do you use a meta manager? Do you know how to use YAMMM?
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03 Aug 2009   #7
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rashad View Post
Oh ok and that's fine.
Do you use a meta manager? Do you know how to use YAMMM?
i use Metabrowser. it's on themetabrowser.com Brilliant program
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03 Aug 2009   #8
Rashad

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
i use Metabrowser. it's on themetabrowser.com Brilliant program
Ok I'll try that as soon as I install the .NET Framework.
That was probably the reason why YAMMM didn't work in the first place.
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07 Aug 2009   #9
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep, meta<browser> is defo the way to go. It can be a pain to use, but once you've got it worked out it's ace.
If you intend on using Starkcovers, please be aware that it converts the folder.jpg into a PNG and WMC default movie library won't recognize it. You'll have to use Media Browser (which everyone should be anyways!) instead.
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