Image Grabber II is a cool tool that lets you capture screenshots from different video file types like avi, mpg, dat, and more. You can save these screenshots as customized thumbnails, either in one file or several. The new version, Image Grabber.NET, comes with some awesome upgrades.
Icaros is a powerful tool that enhances Windows Explorer by providing thumbnails for a wide range of video formats supported by FFmpeg. This includes popular file types like Mkv, Flv, Avi, Mp4, Mov, Rmvb, M2ts, Ogm, and more. Additionally, Icaros features custom parsers that generate Cover Art thumbnails for files like Mkv, Flac, Ape, and Mpc.
GDS Video Thumbnailer (GVT) is an amazing tool for generating image thumbnails from your videos in no time. It uses advanced technology to swiftly scan your videos and create frames for each shot. What sets GVT apart is its ability to utilize multiple processors (cores/threads) efficiently, ensuring optimal performance.
DT Video Thumbnailer is a convenient, standalone tool that lets you create thumbnails or previews of video files quickly. You can then upload these thumbnails to any image hosting service. It’s portable, meaning you can carry it around on a USB drive, and it works independently without needing installation.
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.
The Auto-Movie-Thumbnailer can be downloaded here. This program stands out as the top choice for creating video thumbnails on Windows. However, I encountered an issue while attempting to generate contact sheets for AV1-encoded YouTube videos. Below, I’ll provide a solution for those who run into the same problem.
While VLC has always held the title of my preferred media player, I must admit that FF Player is a strong contender. It swiftly and reliably handles a diverse array of audio and video files. While it may not be packed with advanced functionalities, it shines in its compatibility with an extensive range of formats, provided you have DirectX codecs installed.