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April 14, 2010

Visual Guide on how to make thumbnails with media player classic

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Written by: arunenigma

Decide to put out this small step by step guide that might be useful for beginners.

This tutorial will show you,step by step how to configure the best player in the world (media player classic) and make thumbnails/screen shots.

First, you can get thestable version of media player classic from here.Remove Formatting  from selection

Next step we will do is configuring Media Player Classic for being able to make thumbnails/screenshots.

Right click on the player and select view->options or simply press O


 


So in the options menu a few options you have to be changed in the Playback–>Output menu.

The default options won’t allow you to save thumbnails by giving an error.

Here are some settings that will render the video better and allow you to save images,hit OK after finishing.





Next, Media Player Classic needs to be restarted. Open the desired video File by right clicking in the player and selecting file-> quick open file.







Depending on what you want you can take 2 types of images : 

A. Make thumbnails

Once the video starts right click again and select file-> save thumbnails.








Here you will be able to control the number of rows/columns,size of thumbnails.

I prefer having 3 or 4 thumbnails in row and column and a image width of 860 pixels if you wish to use these settings go ahead.

Save it in a place you want on your hard disk and let Media Player Classic make the thumbnails.

3..2..1 done.

You now have a nice thumbnails pic.

Here’s a preview for the thumbnails I made on this guide from the Christinna Millian — Say I Mixmash.VOB







B. Take a screenshot

Almost same way to do as thumbnails. Pause your video in a place where you consider it’s hot or like it and click file->save image.




About the Author

arunenigma
Computer Science Graduate Student @ Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA




 
 

 
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2 Comments


  1. Anonymous

    I had thumbnails for each video type as standard, before updating codec packs. In my case, long after changing from K-lite to Vista codec pack, all thumbnails (apart from WMV's) disappeared.
    After trudging through many pages on the net, and being scared away from the generally recommended registry alteration fixes, i had the idea to re-install my old 'K-Lite Codec Pack 680 Meg'. So i uninstalled the Shark vista codec pack, used CCleaner to clean the registry, re-started windows and installed the above K-lite pack. Again i restarted my pc and when it booted up, all the video file icons on my desktop had changed back to thumbnails. :)


  2. Anonymous

    I had thumbnails for each video type as standard, before updating codec packs. In my case, long after changing from K-lite to Vista codec pack, all thumbnails (apart from WMV's) disappeared.
    After trudging through many pages on the net, and being scared away from the generally recommended registry alteration fixes, i had the idea to re-install my old 'K-Lite Codec Pack 680 Meg'. So i uninstalled the Shark vista codec pack, used CCleaner to clean the registry, re-started windows and installed the above K-lite pack. Again i restarted my pc and when it booted up, all the video file icons on my desktop had changed back to thumbnails. :)



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