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  1. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    Hi, I'm wondering why not all of my videos have a little picture of the start of the video; some do but others are just black. Any ideas? thankx
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    The little preview picture in question is called the "poster frame", my guess is that the videos that are all black, just happen to have picked a frame that is all black, because the video fades in slowly or something like that. You should be able to set the poster frame to any individual frame of the video when you play it back, although this may require QuickTime Pro.

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050609083004316

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=166336

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  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No need for Quicktime Pro, just play the movie in a separate window in iTunes - you can use the forward button to progress slowly, when you get to a frame you like, ctrl-click and choose "set poster frame."
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok, thankx a lot for those hints, what i ended up doing was just clicking on the Video and getting Info, while under the options tab. thankx!
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Didn't think so, but the macosxhints link I gave implied that. :confused: I wasn't at my iBook or even the Dell I keep my library on.

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  6. betbest1 macrumors regular

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    Some videos won't allow me to set the poster frame, but most will. All the videos were downloaded from the Internet and imported into iTunes (not purchased from the iTMS), and all of them are Quicktime .MOV files.
     

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