Do .wmv videos appear as thumbnails like they do on windows?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tkjazzer, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. tkjazzer macrumors 6502

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    Hello,
    I'm brand new to a mac and have MBpro (core 2 duo) and run parallels for a lot of things.

    I was wondering if I bring my .wmv videos over, will they have the tumbnail icons in the folder so I can see visually what each video is? like the first screen shot of each video?

    like it is on windows...

    Please let me know if there is a way to set up my apple folders like this. Thanks!

    T
     
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

    dllavaneras

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    If you install flip4mac WMV you can get full previews in column mode :)
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    First off, you'll need Flip4Mac to play WMV files on your Mac.

    Secondly, the icons won't by default show thumbnails of the movie, but if you're in column view, clicking on the icon will show a preview (the first frame of the movie) in the next column, one at a time.
     
  4. tkjazzer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so isn't that less progressive than windows? must be a first.
     
  5. zephead macrumors 68000

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    This is one of the things that when I switched, I found surprising. But what could I do - it was a good trade off. :D
     
  6. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    The lack of icon previews would be forgivable if QuickTime wasn't so damn slow at loading up WMV3 files most of the time.
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Eh, the first time you minimize QuickTime to the dock and notice you can still see your video playing on the dock icon, you'll forget all about it. ;)
     
  8. Arne macrumors regular

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    Try VLC
     
  9. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    VLC is okay, but I prefer the weird Intel version of Mplayer - it has better forward skipping with the cursor keys. You know. For when you want to watch a movie which has lots of good bits, but spaced out. Alone.
     
  10. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Visual Hub allows you to convert to and from WMVs...
     

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