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BillSarge
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Registered: ‎12-01-2010
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Thumbnail for Home Movie

Forgive me if this was covered on another forum but I didn't see it if it was...Is there anyway to create a thumbnail picture for my home movies so it will appear in the grid view?

 

thanks!

-Bill

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richUK
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Re: Thumbnail for Home Movie

Get your picture and name it exactly the same as your movie name. 

 

e.g.

 

home movie.avi

home movie.jpg

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BillSarge
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Re: Thumbnail for Home Movie

Thanks for the reply!  I tried this and it worked but not quite 100%.  My home movies are in a folder called:

2010 Videos

 

The home movie that I wanted a thumbnail for is called:

2010 Outerbanks.avi (which resides in the 2010 Videos folder)

 

I took a jpeg pic and renamed it: "2010 Outerbanks.jpeg" and dropped it in the 2010 Videos folder.

 

The thumbnail appears in the 2010 Videos folder and not the 2010 Outerbanks.avi file...

 

Am I doing something wrong?

 

-Bill

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BillSarge
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Re: Thumbnail for Home Movie

Another thing that I just tried and is weird:  I placed a jpg for a movie in the folder and renamed it to match the movie.  I didn't like the way it looked so I deleted the jpg from WDTV internal drive...WDTV Hub then said "compiling media library" so I thought it was removing the thumbnail, but it still shows up as a thumbnail...????  I must be doing something wrong.....

 

-Bill

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johnaduk
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Registered: ‎10-16-2010
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Re: Thumbnail for Home Movie

Don't use .jpeg, use .jpg. That works on the WD TV Live, so I assume it's the same here. Hope it helps.

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PixelPower
Posts: 1,858
Registered: ‎01-01-2010
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Re: Thumbnail for Home Movie

As above, make sure the extension is .jpg, not .jpeg!  :smileyhappy:

 

Also, keep the filesize and dimensions fairly small.  Less than 70kb and about 200x300px.

Grant
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