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Windows 7: Thumbnail icon on WMV file seems to be 'tagged' on

30 Oct 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Thumbnail icon on WMV file seems to be 'tagged' on

As you know, Windows will show a picture representation of a video file when you click on it (as long as you're not using list/details view etc). I'm currently working on a wmv file that, even if I take a clip from the middle of it, the thumbnail shown is the same as the original file i.e. a frame that doesn't appear in the newly created clip. Never seen that before. Is this a 'tag' and, if so, is it removeable? Thanks for any assistance offered.

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30 Oct 2013   #2
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Run it thru the Windows Live Movie Maker. Maybe that will remove the old tag. Just make sure you select .wmv as output filetype - .mp4 is the default.

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31 Oct 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hi whs and thanks for that. However, I'll happily live with the weird tag as it would take so long to run my whole project through Movie Maker. I was hoping there might be something such as mp3tag for video but apparently not. Thanks again.
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