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Old Apr 27, 2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Video thumbnails with VLC

is there any way to make vlc display thumbnails of video files in finder?

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Old Apr 27, 2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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Install Perian. It will generate thumbnails in Finder for non-native video containers such as AVI or MKV regardless of what your default video player is.

http://perian.cachefly.net/Perian_1.2.3.dmg

Some people, including me, have issues in Mountain Lion with it relating to sandboxing (a security process) when generating thumbnails for large video files.
Shown here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

Try it anyway. It can be uninstalled easily from it's preference pane in System Preferences if you are not happy but it should generate thumbnails for you in Finder.

The developers have stated that there should be one last update for Mountain Lion but that was stated last year. They have been developing Perian in their spare time for years so there can be no complaints from anyone if it doesn't materialise.

Of course if you have Perian already installed ignore everything I just said.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Old May 3, 2013, 12:19 PM   #4
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I have tried everything but i am unable to get thumbnails for my mkv files. I have perian installed but no luck. Any further suggestions?
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Old May 4, 2013, 09:20 AM   #5
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I have tried everything but i am unable to get thumbnails for my mkv files. I have perian installed but no luck. Any further suggestions?
i was unable to find a solution. the only way is to install perian, which is no longer supported, so im not counting that as a solution.

mind-blowing, the way os x handles thumbnails of popular video files - it doesn't!

hope the fix is on its way with 10.9... also the retarded acceleration curve - smoothmouse app resolves that
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Old May 5, 2013, 01:50 AM   #6
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have the same problem. No thumnails for *.flv videos
Perian installed.
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Old May 5, 2013, 02:06 AM   #7
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This is news to me. So in 10.9 with no perian support does this mean no thumbnails?
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Old May 6, 2013, 12:42 AM   #8
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This is news to me. So in 10.9 with no perian support does this mean no thumbnails?
The Perian creators could release the source code in the future for other developers to pick up the slack. Hopefully 10.9 doesn't make it completely obsolete. It's a testament to how good the program was in that there are no other all in one codec solutions for Mac that enable quicktime (and therefore finder video thumbnails) to recognise video files.
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