Movie Icons

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  1. bki122689 macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys

    So I have a movie file that I would like to change the picture for.
    Usually the icon is the first frame of the movie but how would I change that to a different picture.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Open the file.

    Play to the frame you want as the icon. Pause.

    Right-click. Set as poster frame ...
     
  3. bki122689 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You need to convert the picture to an icon. Try Img2icns
     
  5. bki122689 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sorry to be such a noob
    but
    i did that and it changed the icon in the upper left hand corner but in the get info box on the bottom the preview is still showing up as the first fram and it using that for the icon for the movie.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Read my post above.
     
  7. bki122689 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but that make the icon from the file.

    i want to use an outside image
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You could import the movie into iTunes, then set the image as the artwork.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Go back to the original instructions, if you successfully converted your pic into an icon:
     

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  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I think OS X overwrites the icon for videos with the preview picture, regardless of what you set it to.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I just tried it on .avi, .mov, .wmv, .m4v, .mpg, .mpeg and .rm. Works fine on all of them.
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I stand corrected.
     
  13. bki122689 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok I'm gonna try it again later today. On the iPhone right now.
     
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