is there a way to use program codecs to create video thumbs?

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giuliastar
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is there a way to use program codecs to create video thumbs?

Post by giuliastar » 24 Feb 2014 09:35

Hi
is there a way to use for example vlc or other programs (with internal codec) to create video thumbs?

for example it doesn't create thumbs *.flv because i don't have a flv codec installed

i play my video with vlc or mplayer both have built in codec

some program does use them
thanks

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Re: is there a way to use program codecs to create video thu

Post by highend » 24 Feb 2014 09:43

ffmpeg
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Re: is there a way to use program codecs to create video thu

Post by giuliastar » 24 Feb 2014 09:50

highend wrote:ffmpeg
hi
thanks for the answer
how can i let xyplorer work with ffmpeg?

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Re: is there a way to use program codecs to create video thu

Post by highend » 24 Feb 2014 10:20

It's a command line utility, so: by scripting.
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Re: is there a way to use program codecs to create video thu

Post by 40k » 24 Feb 2014 13:51

Well FFmpeg is able to splice frames out of a video but that won't have the desired effect here. You would still need to link that specific frame as a thumbnail!
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Re: is there a way to use program codecs to create video thu

Post by giuliastar » 24 Feb 2014 15:36

Marco wrote:Use this, http://babelsoft.net/products.htm
hi
but are codecs to install

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Re: is there a way to use program codecs to create video thu

Post by Marco » 24 Feb 2014 16:27

Well, the only alternative to obtain "real" XY thumbs is, assuming that your videos are in C:\Folder\

1. script FFmpeg to extract a thumb for each video as C:\Folder\<videoname>.bmp
2. move all the videos to C:\Temp\
3. let XY create thumbs for all the images in C:\Folder\
4. close XY
5. inspect the XYThumbs.txt and find what are the files for C:\Folder\
6. open the corresponding .dat2 file in a hex editor
7. replace all the occurences of

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2E626D70B8
(".bmp¸") and

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2E0062006D007000B8
(". b m p ¸") with

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2E6D7067B8
(".mpg¸") and

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2E006D0070006700B8
(". m p g ¸")
8. delete the .bmp files in C:\Folder\and move there back the videos
9. enjoy the thumbs

PS: you better install a codec pack
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