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Windows 7: Use jpg to open avi?

02 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Use jpg to open avi?

Wondering if anyone knows how to do this, I have looked around trying to find a way but no luck.

Like many people I have 100's of AVI videos. What I would like to do is to use jpgs to open these avi's.

I want to use an image of a movie poster to open the movie file rather then looking through a list of files. It would be so much easier to select a movie to watch by looking at the movie posters and double clicking one of those.

I'm sure it's possible but no idea how.


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02 Jul 2011   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

As far as I know, there is no way to open a video simply by selecting a jpg directly, however you can effect do that by using XMBC, which is something like WMC, only far, far better, and it is free.

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02 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

How I would see that is a software that, within his own code and files, list the JPG files (probably movies cover/posters). Then, you will have to join every JPG and AVI within' the software. Then, after it'll act like a library.

If you try to do that within' Windows, I don't think it's possible. Programing a software for that wouldn't be THAT complicated (idea is rather simple) but I'm no programmer. And I don't know any software that might do that already.


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02 Jul 2011   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I should also mention that you can do this using a program called Movie Collector. It is not a player, but a cataloging program that is capable of plugging into WMC, allowing selection of movies much in the fashion that you wanted. However, it is not free.

DVD Database software, catalog your DVD and Blu-Ray movies

EDIT: It also permits selecting a movie directly from itself, which will in turn open the movie in a choice of players, like VLC, PowerDVD or Total Media.
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