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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Tutorial #8 – How to Capture Thumbnails from Your Movies
Media Player Classic is an astonishing free movie player that can satisfy all kinds of users because it is really easy-to-use and consumes very little system resources, and on the other hand, advanced user will find that it comes with a lot of configuration options and a wide support for media file types, subtitles and much more. Today I'm going to share with you how to capture thumbnails from your favorite movies.
What's absolutely essential for the proper following of this tutorial is that you have this free media player installed on your machine. We've placed a “Download” button on top of this page where you can get the InstallIQ installer that will help you with the setup process.
To get some thumbnails from you favorite movies the first thing to do is to configure Media Player Classic, if you need help with that, you can visit our previous tutorial where you'll find detailed instructions on how to do it. Just for a quick review, if you go to “View” → “Options...” and when the “Options” dialog opens, unfold the “Playback” menu and select “Output”, make sure your parameters look like in the next screen capture.
Now open the movie you want to capture the thumbnails from and go to “File” → “Save Thumbnails”.
The “Save As” dialog will open, here you can enter the name for the thumbnails image and additionally you can select how many thumbnails are going to be captured and in which array by entering the number of rows and columns, you can also select the thumbnail width by entering a number in the “Image Width” box. For this example I chose 6 rows in 2 columns giving a total of 12 thumbnails at 600 pixels wide.
And here is the result:
And one example of 3 row and 1 column at 600 pixels.
As you can see capturing great thumbnails from your favorite films is easy and dead simple with Media Player Classic, it even includes a summary of the movies specs on top of them. Download this fantastic free movie player now by clicking on the link below and start making great thumbnails in no time, satisfaction guaranteed!!