Why am I seeing QT logo as thumbnail?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ImNoSuperMan, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

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    Is it possible to see a snapshot from the video itself instead of the Quick time logo when browsing in finder? That wud make it look much better. I am not sure but I suppose I do remember someone was using an ibook and he cud see thumnails of videos instead of QT logos. PLease tell me if it possible?
     
  2. The Void macrumors regular

    The Void

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    If you've got QT Pro, you can do it this way:

    Move both the in and out arrows to the frame you want to use. Hit Apple-C. Open the Get Info window in the finder. Click on the icon so it has a blue halo. Hit Apple-V.

    Of course you'll have to do it individually for each file. I don't know if it's possible to get this to work automatically.

    For Mov files, View> Set poster frame will set the frame that the preview in column view shows you, btw.

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  3. nagromme macrumors G5

    nagromme

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    I would suggest Column View--that's probably what you saw before--but it only shows a preview for one movie at a time, I realize.
     
  4. ImNoSuperMan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

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    It doesnt work. I have QT pro. But i can not copy a frame as you`ve mentioned.
     
  5. The Void macrumors regular

    The Void

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    I just checked - it seems to work with movs, avis, wmvs, and mp4s, but not mpgs. Were you using an mpg?
     
  6. ImNoSuperMan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

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    Yes. you are right. Wudnt work with mpg for some reason. but still there`s got to be a better way of doing this. I have a lot of downloaded videos and the list keeps on growing every day. Aint there any application similar to finder which can help. Some thing like FIle explorer for windows.

    Also I miss the tree like view of explorer. Finder does a very poor job. Column view too doesnt help much. Finder is the only item that I feel is inferior to it`s windows counterpart. I m not totally against it but it misses on some very important issues.
     

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