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Old Sep 14, 2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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Change icons of ripped movies, from 1st still to movie poster

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i have ripped tons of movies and would like to know how to change the icon from a snapshot of the 1st still (ex. opening credits), to the movie poster.
so my movies look like itunes music with the album art as the icon
im using Handbrake 0.9.2
and Meta X 2.4.5

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Old Sep 15, 2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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Go to GetVideoArtwork.com, find the posters for your movies, then select a movie and right click it, and select 'Get Info'. Then click on the artwork tab, and drag the movie poster into the blank space.
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Old Sep 15, 2008, 11:15 PM   #3
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I want to change the icon in Finder not in iTunes
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Old May 26, 2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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Wow

i have the exact same question and it seems like none of these fools can wrap their brains around it. Why does the icon not change when i paste the movie poster in the info window. The poster is still there everytime i get info but it is just the first frame of the movie when viewed on the desktop. Anybody know?
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Old May 26, 2009, 06:09 PM   #5
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i have the exact same question and it seems like none of these fools can wrap their brains around it. Why does the icon not change when i paste the movie poster in the info window. The poster is still there everytime i get info but it is just the first frame of the movie when viewed on the desktop. Anybody know?
If I had to wager a guess I would say that the finder is programmed to display file contents as icons like a photo, or the first page of a document or first clip of a movie. I'm betting its hard coded. Since audio files don't haven image information necessarily associated with them then it defaults to using a place holder or the album artwork metadata if it exists. (I had this problem in windows a while ago trying to get explorer to change its ways)

I'm also going to wager a guess here but I believe your options are modifying finder if possible which probably involves some terminal or configuration file modifying.

In short. You are trying to circumvent a "feature" by doing that. There probably isn't an easy answer.

This may help you get started http://interfacelift.com/icons-mac/software.php

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Old Jun 6, 2009, 08:55 PM   #6
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i have the exact same question and it seems like none of these fools can wrap their brains around it. Why does the icon not change when i paste the movie poster in the info window. The poster is still there everytime i get info but it is just the first frame of the movie when viewed on the desktop. Anybody know?
To display the movie poster rather than the preview of the movie you have to change the viewing options by selecting the folder in which all your movies subside then pressing Command+J.

Unclick "Show Icon Preview" and instead of the movie preview, the movie poster will be displayed as the icon.

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I used cocothumbX to make pictures into icons, and then added those to my movies, but this is on Tiger's icon preview view.

I think cocothumbX makes small icons so if you view it in Leopard's coverflow (in finder) it might look blurred.


Problem with this method is the icons as I mentioned, and the fact that you'd have to "get info" and swap them one by one. I was working on getting an applescript to help but I have no clue what I'm doing. I can't seem to get it to even have access to an image file let alone copy it's icon automatically.
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