choose which frame of a .mov file is represented by the icon?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ero87, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #1
    Hi friends,

    So I have a lot of movie files, but most of them look like the attached photo. Is there a way to somehow scroll through the movie and choose a frame to set as the movie icon, instead of just a black screen? This would be amazing!

    Thanks :)
     

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  2. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    I agree 100%. Plus it should be rather simple for Apple to implement.
     
  3. cardsdoc macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure if this requires quicktime pro or not but just scroll to the frame you want and go to view->set poster frame, then save the file. This seems to work for me.
     
  4. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    beautiful! exactly what i wanted, thanks a lot.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    This takes a little while to save if the file is large and it also changed the extension.

    A better way to do this is to scroll to the place you want. Press cmd+c and then on the actual file press cmd+i and at the top where there is the icon next to the name , select the icon and press cmd+v. You may have to restart Finder to see the change reflected.
     

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