Imagine there’s this cool tool called CLAutoThumbnailer that runs on the command line. It’s super handy because it helps you make just the right-sized thumbnails for your video files, or even whole bunches of videos in folders. Unlike other methods where you have to guess how many columns and rows to use.
CLAutoThumbnailer takes care of that for you. You won’t have to worry about tiny or gigantic thumbnails anymore – it sorts it out all by itself. Plus, it’s all done using simple commands in the CMD/Command line. Easy, right? See also the madFLAC on here as well as the Auto-Movie-Thumbnailer and FFmpeg.
Here are the steps to use CLAutoThumbnailer on Windows:
1. Download CLAutoThumbnailer: Start by downloading CLAutoThumbnailer from a reliable source. Ensure that you save the program in a folder on your computer.
2. Open Command Prompt: Press
Win + R, type
cmd, and hit Enter. This will open the Command Prompt.
3. Navigate to the Directory: Use the
cd command to navigate to the folder where CLAutoThumbnailer is located. For example:
4. Generate Thumbnails for a Single Video: To create thumbnails for a specific video file, use this command:
CLAutoThumbnailer -i input_video_file.mp4
input_video_file.mp4 with the name of your video file.
5. Generate Thumbnails for Entire Directories: To generate thumbnails for all video files in a directory, use the following command:
CLAutoThumbnailer -i *.mp4
This command will create thumbnails for all .mp4 files in the current directory.
6. Specify Output Directory: If you want to save the thumbnails in a specific folder, use the
-o option followed by the path to the output directory:
CLAutoThumbnailer -i input_video_file.mp4 -o path\to\output\directory
7. Adjust Thumbnail Size (Optional): You can adjust the size of the thumbnails using the
-w (width) and
-h (height) options. For example:
CLAutoThumbnailer -i input_video_file.mp4 -w 300 -h 200
This command will generate thumbnails with a width of 300 pixels and a height of 200 pixels.
Remember, the actual commands you use will depend on the specific details of your video files and where you have stored CLAutoThumbnailer on your system.
Version: 1.0 (June 10, 2011)