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Windows 7: Use picture for thumbnail

09 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Use picture for thumbnail

How can i use a picture for the thumbnail for my music and/or movies.

AKA. I have a movie, but in explorer, i want it to show the movie poster i have saved as a jpg instead of some random frame in the movie.

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09 Jan 2010   #2

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
How can i use a picture for the thumbnail for my music and/or movies.

AKA. I have a movie, but in explorer, i want it to show the movie poster i have saved as a jpg instead of some random frame in the movie.
you need a third party software to create icons .
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09 Jan 2010   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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09 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

well i can easily convert them myself. But how would i use it as the thumbnail?
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09 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I know of no way to actually have a image as the video file itself.

You could name the JPEG folder and stick it w/the movie in a folder and it will show the art.

or, Save the image as a .ico and change the folder its self.
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09 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

See if this works:

You need a file named folder.jpg in each folder.

If the extension of the picture is ,jpeg, you would need to alter the registry script slightly:



Quote:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpgfile\shell\Set as a Cover]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpgfile\shell\Set as a Cover\command]
@="cmd.exe /c rename \"%L\" folder.jpg"


In my case, when I navigate in Regedit to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, I find my Default association is ACDSEE.jpg.

Therefore I modified it for that



Quote:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee.JPG\shell\Set as a Cover]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ACDSee.JPG\shell\Set as a Cover\command]
@="cmd.exe /c rename \"%L\" folder.jpg"


If your association is with another graphic editor, just navigate to that key and look for the default value, and substitute that for jpgfile.
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09 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

i dont want to set a folder to have the icon. i want each individule .mp4 movie. AKA i downloaded Finding Nemo. when i put it with the rest of my movies, it showed the movie poster as the thumbnail unlike the others where it showed a random frame of the movie.
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09 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

All my .mp4 files show the first frame of the movie or video.

I use KmPlayer,but I don't really think that's the reason why, it's the default for .mp4 filesas far as i can tell
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09 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

well yea thats the same for me. i use VLC, and i just noticed that they are all the first frame not just any random frame.
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09 Jan 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Here's an online image converter, I used it on my movie folders. I know you said you didn't want folders but it's worth looking at Online Image Converter - Convert BMP, JPG(JPEG), PNG, GIF or ICO Files for Free#
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