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Windows 7: Custom thumbnails for video files (mkv)


14 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Custom thumbnails for video files (mkv)

Hi all,

I have some mkv files and I want to have custom thumbnails for them, like some jpg images in the same folder as the videos so Windows will display them as thumbnails in explorer instead of the default WMP icons.

Is this possible?




Thanks all,
Max

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15 Jun 2009   #2

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

i tried to force thumbs display for MKV thru Shark007 codec pack and even with Haali Media Splitter options in explorer integration, but when i press apply, nothing happens.
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15 Jun 2009   #3

Win 7
 
 

Project Rémoulade can display mkv thumbnails, i have not tried it on builds other than 7100.
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01 Jul 2009   #4

Mac OS X
 
 

don't know about Windows 7, but Thumbnailer Lite works under Vista, and let you set any frame of video as thumbnail
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01 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Does win 7 just make random thumbnails for .AVI files? I have episodes of different shows in AVI format, and the first 2 minutes of all of them are the same, yet each thumbnail shows a different part of the beginning sequence. whats up with that? I woulda thought that 7 would just use a screenshot of videos a certain amount of time in. This isnt realy a problem, just something wierd I noticed
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01 Jul 2009   #6

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
Does win 7 just make random thumbnails for .AVI files? I have episodes of different shows in AVI format, and the first 2 minutes of all of them are the same, yet each thumbnail shows a different part of the beginning sequence. whats up with that? I woulda thought that 7 would just use a screenshot of videos a certain amount of time in. This isnt realy a problem, just something wierd I noticed
It is not random windows shows a thumbnail of the video 5 seconds in, are you sure your not using something else to display thumbnails?
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01 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
It is not random windows shows a thumbnail of the video 5 seconds in, are you sure your not using something else to display thumbnails?
Well im not using any programs to do it, not that I know of anyway. hmmmm.... I guess if it is 5 sec's in then maybe all my shows are a couple seconds apart from each other... You wouldn't know it by watching them
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01 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is what i got from Auto Windows Thumb Movies (AVI Files), and i don't like
I want to generate real thumbs and no thumbs from the beginning of the movie, because the most gona be black!


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01 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

I have AVI files automatically open with VLC, maybe that produces the thumbnails instead of windows doing it. Any thoughts?
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01 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
I have AVI files automatically open with VLC, maybe that produces the thumbnails instead of windows doing it. Any thoughts?
I never used VLC, it's better than Media Player Classic?
Can you post a pic of the generated thumbs?

Thanks
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