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Video Thumbnails Maker by Scorp allows you to make thumbnails (caps, previews) of video files. The utility can be used for home-video cataloging and for network video sharing support. Supports of the batch processing of videofiles. Supports of practically any videos-formats (even MP4, MKV, MOV, QT, FLV, SWF, RM if you have appropriate codecs). Donate to get the Premium version. Requires .net 2.0 framework. Full description.

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Updated to v6.4.0.2
changed: Both "Choose shots manually" interfaces are updated to support video resolutions up to 4800x3200.
fixed: Console version of the application (versions 6.4.0.0/6.4.0.1) failed, when a preset file is specified.


Updated to v6.4.0.1
changed: Embedded Picture Thumbnails Viewer is updated to the latest version (2.3.0.3, bugfix).
fixed: "Choose output folder" button appeared to show even when "Save thumbnails to your folder" checkbox was set OFF.
fixed: German translation is corrected a bit.


Updated to v6.4.0.0
new: Build your own thumbnail sheets by using a brand new "Construction set" feature. You can arrange big/small/empty tiles in any way.
new: Support for latest video codecs (HEVC/x265, ...) is added to Crystal engine.
new: "Open output folder" and "Choose output folder" buttons are added to the main window and to the Environment window.
new: "Format profile" information string is added to video technical details summary string.
changed: From now on you can drag the main window by clicking on the owl logo. The feature is useful for small screen resolutions.
changed: Few cosmetic changes.
changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.


Updated to v6.3.0.0
new: Old fashioned file list is replaced with the modern one. It is much faster, prettier and provides more functionality.
new: Now you can view up to 14 latest generated results immediately (on the fly), without waiting for entire list of files to be processed. Green triangle in front of the name of a file indicates the job is done. Click on it to view the result.
new: "Sort files alphabetically" and "Sort files by File's date-time" buttons are added to the main window.
new: "Please wait" animation is added to "Add folder" operation.
new: Confirmation dialog is added to delete operations.
changed: "Save each sheet into its own folder" feature is reworked and is renamed to "Save each job into its own folder".
changed: "Show the result" function in the main window (~ tilde hotkey) works regardless "Memory economy mode" checkbox is set ON or OFF.
changed: Double click on video item to run your system's default associated video player for that type of video (middle mouse button works as well). Also you can start the video on the fly, while thumbnail sheets are generating.
changed: Better support for 125% and 150% Windows scaling mode.
changed: VTM does not generate duplicate TXT and XML files for each separate shot anymore.
changed: MXF file format is replaced with M2TS file format.
changed: CTRL+Z (Undo) feature is removed.
changed: The size of the main window is increased. Many cosmetic changes.
fixed: Crystal Engine could create duplicate shots under certain circumstances.
fixed: Filter is added to "Add files" operation (it works for drag and drop operations as well). You can choose file types to filter in Environment window (F3 hotkey), "Add files with the following extensions" section. That setting is used everywhere in the program (while adding files, folders, drag and drop operations).
fixed: General CSV and XML files were placed into wrong locations with wrong filenames under some Environment settings.
fixed: Separate VTX shots did not contain proper information.
fixed: "Use Crystal engine automatically if selected engine have failed" function did not work properly.
fixed: VTM failed to abort the job under certain circumstances.


Updated to v6.2.0.0
A new word in generating and using screenlists!
new: It is not an easy task to find a particular scene in a video, isn't it?
How about clicking on a thumbnail sheet Tile to get the video started at that position?

You can start the video from the moment from which the thumbnail shot has been taken!
Once a VTX file is created, double click on it in any file manager. Picture Thumbnails Viewer will be opened. It acts like a usual picture viewer (browse pictures, zoom them, delete and so on).
Right click on a Tile to get its context menu opened. There you can find the list of installed video players at your system. Click on any title to run the desired scene.
To speed up the process you can use a double click on a Tile.

YouTube VTX Feature demonstration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzAap35yd34

If you want to play the video at the beginning, right click outside any Tile and choose a video player. You can also use F1 hotkey to run your system's default associated video player for that type of video.
new: Ending point is added to "Specific time" option. You can set "End" value in addition to "Start" value (in seconds). The program takes the minimum of two numbers - this value and the length of a video. You can disable "End" option by setting its checkbox to OFF state. "-1" value in "End, sec" field also disables the option. As well as any value less or equal to "Start, sec" value.
new: You can specify "/?" or "/help" options to view current VTM command line options.
new: "YouTube VTX Demo" link button is added to Environment window in front of VTX checkbox.
changed: A warning message is displayed in Environment window when neither "VTX" nor "Classic" options are selected.
changed: Few cosmetic changes, more popup hints.
fixed: VTM failed to generate the result file for "Choose shots manually" interface under certain circumstances.
fixed: Pictures Thumbnails Viewer failed to start a file under some rare circumstances.
special note 1: The list of supported video players for VTX Feature can be found at forum topic
http://www.suu-design.com/forum/viewtopic_players_supported.php
special note 2: If you use Pictures Thumbnails Maker, you may want to install its latest version, because PTM uses its own instance of Pictures Thumbnails Viewer.
special note 3: If you use Videonizer, it is recommended to update it too in order to get support for new VTX files.


Updated to v6.0.0.1
new: "Restore last window position after restart" option in Environment window.
new: If a video file, pointed by VTX picture file, does not exists - Picture Thumbnails Viewer tries to load the video from the folder where VTX file is situated.
changed: Few cosmetic changes.
fixed: Tile order in Custom matrix layouts #11, #12 and #13 is fixed.


Updated to v6.0.0.0
New generation. Please welcome.
new: 30 Special matrices are added. Special matrix is a matrix where large and small frames are mixed. You can choose between Simple matrix and Special matrices in Options.
new: Command Line Interface (CLI) feature is now FREE. This also means you can use VTM in Videonizer program to generate sheets automatically for your items.
new: Auto-setting video path for VTX picture file format is now FREE.
new: Old-fashioned VTM's picture viewer has been replaced by Pictures Thumbnails Viewer (it is common for Pictures Thumbnails Maker project too). You can run the Viewer by double clicking on any VTX or PTX file in your file manager. Pictures Thumbnails Viewer supports any kind of pictures and has advanced capabilities for thumbnail sheet file formats. For VTX files this means you can click with right mouse button on any thumbnail sheet picture to open a context menu with "Start video" option in it.
new: English hints (tooltips) are added for all languages. Tooltip is a pop-up window that displays information for an element in the interface.
new: Activation window is reworked. New Bonus for newly registered Platinum members!
new: Quick preview for 5 base presets is added to Options windows. Hover the mouse on a small picture next to the name of a set. You can always replace base presets with your own.
new: "Save each sheet into its own folder" feature is added. The folder is named after the name of the file.
new: "White Borders (available only for Special Matrix)" option is added. Possible border width varies from 1 to 15 pixels.
new: Hand cursor is added to all clickable elements, F4 hotkey is added.
new: F4V support is added.
changed: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile or Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+ is required to run the appliaction.
changed: 5 Base presets are changed.
changed: The program does not allow you to add duplicates to the list of video files to process.
changed: New application icon. Few cosmetic changes.
changed: "Memory economy mode" option is set ON by default for newly installations.
changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.
fixed: "Skip video file" function did not detect MultiFiles and GIF files properly.
fixed: "Specific time" set and "Choose shots manually" combination led to an impossibility to process a file.
fixed: "Stroke Tiles" effect ("Tile outlines" effect) did not work properly under certain circumstances.
fixed: Long filenames were displayed incorrectly for currently processed files.
fixed: "Pack" feature for "Combine all files in one picture" option did not work properly under certain circumstances.
fixed: Exporting shots to disk feature did not work properly in "Choose shots manually - 2" interface.


Updated to v5.0.0.4
A link to Pictures Thumbnails Maker is added to the main window. Pictures Thumbnails Maker is a universal image organizer and thumbnail sheet generator.
Some alternative wording for user interface which makes more sense in English.
Audio/Video information module is updated.


Updated to v5.0.0.2
An option to create VTT files is added ("WebVTT" checkbox in Environment window). WebVTT (Web Video Text Tracks) file format is used by online players (YouTube, JW Player, ...) to display a tooltip when a viewer hovers the controlbar. This allows for quick scanning and navigating of longer-form content.
Since an URL to a tooltip thumbnail is relative to the VTT file (much like images included in CSS sheets) - you can define more complicated relative path to your thumbnails filling the textbox next to the "WebVTT" checkbox in the Environment window.
Fixed: skipping files feature did not work properly because it always checked for existence of GIF files even when is was not needed.
Fixed: "General CSV" and "General XML" files were not placed properly to the chosen output folder.
Few cosmetic changes.
Audio/Video information module is updated.


Updated to v5.0.0.1
New Crystal engine. Uses its own embedded (built-in) codec system. That means it does not use your system codecs as Engine 1, 2 and Extreme engine do. Eats everything. Average speed. Crystal engine is free!
Startup window with language and engine choice is appeared when a user runs the program for the first time.
Current using engine indication is added to the main window.
"Use Crystal engine automatically if Engine 1, 2 or Extreme engine fails" option is added to Environment window.
Preview mode in Options window has been improved for light background colors.
Basic presets has been changed.
Changing Windows theme to default while using Extreme engine bug is fixed.
"Clear completed" button malfuction is fixed.
Few cosmetic changes in Options and Environment windows.
Audio/video information module is updated.


Updated to v4.0.0.3
Small bug is fixed.
Audio/video information module is updated.


Updated to v4.0.0.2
VTM is now compatible with UAC (User Account Control under Vista/Win7).
Fixed a bug when VTM crashed under certain environment settings.
"Failed to process files in console mode" bug is fixed.


Updated to v4.0.0.1
Quickfix: wrong path for output files bug is fixed.
Please note: Activation system has been changed in version 4.0.0.0. Instead of text Activation Key you will need a binary Activation Key file to be placed in the program's folder (just like in the Videonizer program). Each customer will receive a email with the personal "activationKey.vkf" file within a month. Please be patient. Don't worry. If you need the file faster - please contact me by email.


Updated to v4.0.0.0
New "Create animated GIF" option is added. That requires "Each shot is separate file" option to be set ON. Settings for separate shots (effects, timestamps, watermarks, ...) affect GIF-frames too. The delay between frames is also customizable.
The size of the main window of the program is increased. Working area is increased accordingly.
Auto update feature has become compatible with UAC (User Account Control under Vista/Win7).
EXIF metadata bug is fixed.
Vista/Win7 text-clipping bug is fixed everywhere.
A few cosmetic changes and visual enhancements.
Audio/video information module is updated.
Activation system has been changed. Instead of text Activation Key you will need a binary Activation Key file to be placed in the program's folder (just like in the Videonizer program). Each customer will receive a email with the personal "activationKey.vkf" file within a month. Please be patient. Don't worry. If you need the file faster - please contact me by email.


Updated to v3.2.0.0
Annoying bug is fixed when VTM was crashing randomly during processing of video-files on certain systems.
The same bug is fixed in "Choose shots manually" and "Choose shots manually - 2" interfaces.
Audio/video information module is updated.


Updated to v3.0.0.8
Video Thumbnails Maker is integrated with Videonizer program (videonizer-soft.com) - an Ultimate Video Organizer designed by Scorp. Please notice: you can get a Silver Key for Video Thumbnails Maker as a bonus for Videonizer Platinum Key.
Youtube link is added to the registration window. The video demonstrates the integration of Video Thumbnails Maker and Videonizer.
A quick-link to the registration window is added to the main screen of the program (a small button with 'i' letter near the status label).
Timestamp font in Preset#1 is changed from Calibri to Georgia (old typo). An option to install Calibri font is changed to Georia font in the installer too.
A few cosmetic changes.


Updated to v3.0.0.6
[CREATED] tag is added to "Comment" option. It allows you to print file's creation date to your comment string.
Fixed a bug when it takes some seconds to finish the work with "Comment" checkbox ON.
A few cosmetic changes.


Updated to v3.0.0.5
New "Skip a file if it already has all required pictures on the disk" option is added to the Environment window. Be careful with this option - do not forget to set it in the right state:) The option is GUI only, marked red in the Environment window.
New "Skip a file..." option is added to the "Quick settings" section for easy access to the option.
You can import your own pictures in "Choose shots manually - 2" interface. Appropriate menu item is added to the right mouse button context menu. Another bug is fixed when VTM fails to process certain "Specific time" values.
A few cosmetic changes.
Audio/video information module is updated.
Welcome to my new project!


Updated to v3.0.0.4
[M] Link to FAQ is added to the top right section of the main window.
[M] Fixed a bug when VTM fails to process certain "Specific time" values.
[M] Fixed a bug when VTM fails to cancel downloading of the latest version of the program.
[M] [MD5] tag in "Comment" section now calculates MD5 hash string for entire video-file (slow for big files!).
[M] A few cosmetic changes.


Updated to v3.0.0.3
[M] More precise memory cleaning for completed video files.
[M] [MD5] tag is added to the "Comment" option. It allows you to add MD5 hash string to the picture (is calculated for the first kilobyte of video-file).
[M] Support for F4V files extension is added.
[M] New preset format. Old presets are not compatible with new version of application. The program still uses registry to keep current options. If you are interested in keeping your old presets - you can use this feature to "transfer" your old presets to new version of the program.
[M] A few cosmetic changes.
[M] Technical Audio/video information module is updated significantly.


Updated to v3.0.0.2
[M] Engines speed is increased.
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[M] New setting - "TXT". Instructs the processing engine to make a separate TXT-file with technical details, according to options selected in the Options window.
[M] New setting - "XML". Instructs the processing engine to make a separate XML-file with technical details in spite of options selected in the Options window.
[M] New setting - "General CSV-file". Allows to get one general CSV-file with technical details about all files form the list, according to options selected in the Options window.
[M] New setting - "General XML-file". Allows to get one general XML-file with technical details about all files form the list in spite of options selected in the Options window.
[M] Environment window is redesigned.
[M] More detailed errors logging into "Diad.log" file situated in the program's folder.
[M] A few cosmetic changes.
[M] Audio/video information module is updated significantly.



Updated to v3.0.0.1
[M] Now you can choose - how many files to combine in composite pictures (choose "Combine all files in one picture" in the "Quick settings" section, then select how many pictures to combine in pack). Handy with serials.
[M] French interface language is added! Polish flag is replaced by French.
[M] "Multifiles" numeration now begins with 1 (not 0 as earlier).
[M] "Sorted" button is renamed to "Sort the list", it doesn't disappear any more after the pressing and sorts the list correctly.
[M] Rare bug related to the CLI folder's name passing is fixed.
[M] Audio/video information module is updated.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v3.0.0.0
[M] New generation of the program! Please welcome - BRILLIANCE EDITION!
[M] Engines 1 and 2 are improved.
[M] Annoying wmv- (and some other file types) failure is fixed.
[M] Engines 1 and 2 pictures contrast is improved till Extreme Engine level.
[M] "The product" window is remade. Draw attention on the new "Thumbnails made" and "Runs of the program" counters.
[M] List of files to process is remade. Custom presets and naming schemes icons are updated.
[M] Successfully processed file is marked with grey square on the left side. Otherwise the file is failed. If the grey square is present you can view the result right in the program. Just select the file and press ~ (Tilda) hotkey. Also you can popup the context menu by a right mouse button and select the "Show the result" item.
[M] New setting - "Memory economy mode". Turn it on if you don't need to store pictures in the memory to view results immediately after the job is done.
[M] "Moving files up and down in the list" bug is fixed (user preferences should be moved simultaneously).
[M] "Restore list after failure" function now works correctly.
[M] "No technical details" issue under Windows 2000 is fixed.
[M] The size of the main window of the program is increased.
[M] BRILLIANCE EDITION label is added to the splash-screen.
[M] Some cosmetic changes in the "Autoupdate" window.
[M] The list of bonuses of activation of the program is updated.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.1.0.6
[M] Now the program has Autoupdate feature! Find a new "Arrow UP" picture-button on the left side of the main window. The program will check a new version available, download it and suggest to install.
[M] USA, EU, Canada and Belarus flags are added to the language-selection section of the program.
[M] ".vtx" bug is fixed. Nothing happened after double-clicking .vtx files on some configurations.
[M] "Empty output file" bug is fixed. The bug was related to the Pixel Aspect Ratio detection on some PCs configurations.
[M] Audio/video information module is updated.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.1.0.5
[M] "Not marked bold" issue is fixed. It occured after disk writing failure in some cases.
[M] "Watermark" issue is fixed. It occured after the "Combine all files in one picture" setting was checked on.
[M] Timelabel in the "Choose shots manually" window now works correclty.
[M] Fixed a bug in the "Choose shots manually" window when the first frame occured to be black after the first "Auto" filling.
[M] Now "CTRL+S" (or "ALT+S") hotkey is working for the "Choose shots manually" window (submit changes).
[M] New "CTRL+Enter" hotkey in the main window - starts the thumbnails producing process.
[M] Now the program restores previously selected frames in the "Choose shots manually" window every time you enter the window.
[M] "CTRL+Z" hotkey function is updated to support new functions of the program.
[M] New "SHIFT+right/left" hotkeys in the "Choose shots manually" window - 10x step for browsing the timeline right/left (in addition to the simple 1x right/left hotkeys).
[M] New "CTRL+up/down/right/left" hotkeys in the "Choose shots manually" window - move red selection up/down/right/left in the matrix.
[M] New "CTRL+~ (Tilda)" hotkey in the "Choose shots manually" window - stores the current frame into the selected cell of the matrix.
[M] New "Ins" hotkey in the "Choose shots manually" window - imports frames form the disk.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.1.0.4
[M] Now you can use your Mobile Phone to activate Video Thumbnails Maker! Just send an SMS in specified format and follow instructions to activate the program.
[M] SMS-activation picture is added to the activation window of the program.
[M] Two new buttons in the main window - the button "Up" and the button "Down". Allow to sort the list of files manually. Multiselect is supported.
[M] New "Alt+UP" and "ALT+Down" hotkeys allow to move selected files up and down in the list.
[M] Now you can multiimport shots from your harddrive in the "Choose shots manually" window. Imported shots will fill the the selected frame and the following.
[M] "Choose shots manually" malfunction from the previous version of the program is fixed.
[M] Audio/video information module is updated.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.1.0.3
[M] New "CTRL+Del" hotkey deletes all the files from the main window list.
[M] "Choose shots manually" window is simplified. "Stop" button was removed. "Start" and "Pause" buttons were combined into the "Start/Pause" button ("SPACE" hotkey).
[M] 0.5х speed button is added to the "Choose shots manually" window.
[M] Video autoruning is disable in the "Choose shots manually" window.
[M] Middle mouse button click on the frame in the "Choose shots manually" window goes to that frame on the timeline (in addition to the SHIFT + Left mouse button click).
[M] "Empty output file" bug is fixed. The bug was related to the Pixel Aspect Ratio detection on some PCs configurations.
[M] Rare bug in the "Choose shots manually" window is fixed.
[M] From now "empty" timecode (00:00:00) is not stamping for the imported shots.
[M] Audio/video information module is updated.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.1.0.2
[M] New setting - "MultiFiles for specific time step". Allows to create "MultiFiles" for the "Specific time" opiton. If "X Tiles" x "Y Tiles" matrix is not enought to store shots - a new file is creating near the first one. If the second's file matrix is not enought - the third file is creating and so on. The file number is stamping in the corner of each picture.
[M] Choose shots manually is improved. Now the program stores exactly that shot you have chosen in the "Choose shots manually" window.
[M] Now you can import your own shots in the "Choose shots manually" window. It can be any image from your harddrive.
[M] Now you can see zoomed version of the chosen shot in the left side of the "Choose shots manually" window. Just hover the cursor over the shot.
[M] CTRL+Z hotkey is improved to support the newest changes in the program.
[M] Extreme Engine now shows the original video resolution as well as the Pixel Aspect Ratio resolution if it needed.
[M] Audio/video information module is updated.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.1.0.1
[M] New setting - "Remove video extension".
[M] New setting - "Classic (for other Viewers)". Allows to save pictures in classic way (with .jpg, .png, .bmp, .tiff extensions). Can be used in pair with "VTX for Video Thumbnails Viewer" setting (to get .vtx pictures as well as the mentioned above).
[M] Extreme Engine now uses Pixel Aspect Ratio in video processing.
[V] The "Start video" button size is increased.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.1.0.0
New word in your home video-collectioning! From now Video Thumbnails Maker is coming with Video Thumbnails Viewer! The main advantage of the Viewer is the ability to start the related video right from the Viewer! The process is automatic in activated version. In usual version you can set the link between the picture and the video-file manually within the Viewer.

I have a request to all users of the program. Please help to spread the program all around the Internet! Many people just don't know about the program. Making news, forum topics, telling your friends about the utility should be very helpful.

Abbreviation [M] means Video Thumbnails Maker, abbreviation [V] - Video Thumbnails Viewer.

[M] New option "VTX (for Video Thumbnails Viewer)" in the environment window. Gives ".vtx" extension to all output pictures. It allows to view the pictures by the Viewer and to start the video, related to the picture within the Viewer. The path to the video sets automatically in activated verson (while the picture is generating). In usual version you can select the path to the video manually within the Viewer. Note: VTX format is compatible with JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, so don't worry about compability.
[V] First release of the Viewer. "Start video" button starts the video, related to the picture. "Path to the video" button allows to select another path to the video if it needed.
[V] Classic hot-keys - " / " zoom to the "native" size of the picture, " * " - fit the screen, "PgUp, PgDown, mouse wheel" - switch between pictures, " +, - " - zoom in/out, "Alt+X, Alt+F4" - exit. Also you can use your mouse to zoom, scroll and context popup on the picture.
[V] The language of the interface of the Viewer is corresponding to the language of the main program.
[M] Double clicking VTM-preset file in Explorer of TotalCommander is working correctly now (it didn't work in the latest releases).
[M] A little redesign of the logo part of the interface.
[M] The list of bonuses of activation of the program is updated.
[M] Audio/video information module is updated.
[M] Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.1.1
"120 dpi" scaling support is corrected.
"Too big specific time step (more than length of the video)" bug is fixed.
New buton - "Auto" in the "Choose shots manually" window. Allows to fill the frames automatically.
"SHIFT + Left mouse button" click on the frame in the "Choose shots manually" window goes to that frame on the timeline.
"Delete" key function in the "Choose shots manually" window is corrected.
Audio/video information module is updated.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.1.0
New function - "Restore list after failure". Becomes active after restart of the program after a failure. Allows to restore the list of non-processed files.
New option - "Begin" (in seconds). Allows to set the start position for the specific time step. There was a problem with the previous version of the option (beta-version was released instead of the latest one).
Rare "Watermark" path-selection bug is fixed.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.9
ClearType font smoothing support is added (ClearType is a type of font smoothing in Windows).
New option - "Begin" (in seconds). Allows to set the start position for the specific time step.
Audio/video information module is updated.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.8
Rare "Specific time" bug is fixed.
Audio/video information module is updated.
English version of interface is updated a little.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.7
New button "Sorted" in the main window. Enables sorting in the list of files.
New button "Clear Completed" in the main window. Appears after the files processing and allows to clear successfully completed files from the list.
Timouts are increased. Should help in making files-processing more stable.
Version number is displayed on the splash-screen now.
New button - "Preview" in the "Choose shots manually" window. Allows to preview the result right in the "Choose shots manually" window.
The button "Clear all" is moved to the right top section of the "Choose shots manually" window.
German version of interface is updated.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.6
Gift to all users of the program. New button in the Options window - "Preview". It allows you to preview the results of your settings right in the Options window! You do not need to run the file processing to watch the result anymore. Now you can do it within the Options window! Momentary rendering. Never before the creation of thumbnails was so simple! Maximum freedom for your creativity.
Audio/video information module is updated.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.5
The second interface to choose shots manually. With crop ability. You can choose from suggested shots and arrange them into the original screen-list. You can see an example on the picture. Also you can look at the fragments of the interface on this screenshot or in the status window in the program.
New right mouse click menu item "Choose chots manually - 2".
Hot-key "1" - "Choose shots manually", Hot-key "2" - "Choose shots manually - 2".
Rare bug of the previous version of the program is fixed.
A few cosmetic changes.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.4
Command Line Interface support. Full functionality. Environment and Optons settings are taken from the main program. Also you can specify your own preset-file (optional argument).

Pattern of usage:
VideoThumbnailsMaker.exe [preset.vtm] video1|folder1 [video2|folder2] ...

Works only in activated version. Look at examples of Command Line Interface usage in the program in the status window.
Ability to process folders via Command Line Interface. You can change video extensions to find in Environment window (F3).
Now you can choose between JPG, BMP, PNG and TIFF file formats (F3, Environment window).
Double click a file in the list to open it's "Choose shots manually" window.
Click middle mouse button on a file to playback it.
Four new buttons in the "Choose shots manually" window - 1х, 2х, 5х, 10х. Allows you to change the payback rate.
Ability to export shots in the "Choose shots manually" window in BMP, PNG, JPG and TIFF file formats.
Audio/video information module is updated.
A few cosmetic changes.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.3
PayPal payment/donation is available now.
Ability to export shots right in the "Choose shots manually" window (right mouse button on the shot, then select BMP, PNG or JPG file format to export). Clever filename and path suggestion.
Time stapms for shots in the "Choose shots manually" window.
Time indication for video playing in the "Choose shots manually" window.
A few cosmetic changes.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.2
Ability to choose shots manually. Select one (!) file in the list, then click right mouse button and select "Choose shots manually". Size of the matrix is equal to the size of the preset's matrix.
Hot-key " ~ " (tilda) for chosing shots manually.
Files with custom shots are makred with green arrow.
Audio/video information module is updated.
A few cosmetic changes.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.1
Now you can use your Postal service to activate the program.
New naming scheme for the pictures - "Without extension". Select required files and click right mouse button. Also you can use "Num / " hotkey.
New installer option - "Calibli Fonts" (required for Preset N1).
A few cosmetic changes.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v2.0.0.0
New Extreme engine. Works on 30-300 % faster the others. Advanced rendering capabilities, improved compatibility, a picture turns out to be more contrast.
A few cosmetic changes.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v1.0.1.2
[PATH] and [DATE] expressions are added to the "Comment" option. It allows you to add actual file-path and current system date to the picture at the processing moment.
Three new buttons in the "Comment" section - [PATH], [DATE] and [X]. The last one clears the comment string. The others add expressions to the comment string accordingly.
Support for XVID, TS2, M2T, MXF, MTS, DV file extensions is added.
Audio/video information module is updated.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v1.0.1.1
Hotfix: "Font-bug" in the information section of the picture is fixed.
New environment "Add time to filename" option (F3).
Presets are updated.


Updated to v1.0.1.0
Ability to set a specific time-step (in seconds).
Double click a filename in the main list to playback it.
Horizontal scroll bar is added to the main list.
Fixed some potential squeezing in the information sections of the picture.
"Double extensions" bug is fixed.
Better support for low-end computers.
A few cosmetic changes.
Presets are updated.


Updated to v1.0.0.9
Splash-screen during the startup. Looks beautiful :).
New "Contour type" selector for the Time stamp (F2).
Now you can choose between JPG, BMP and PNG file formats (F3).
Presets are updated. New default preset. Preset #1 and Preset #5 have been exchanged.
Input focus improvement for the "Comment" string in the Options window.


Updated to v1.0.0.8
Working area is increased.
New "As Original" option (F2). Allows you to keep the original frame size for the screen-list.
Now you can choose between "MB" and "bytes" to appear in the File Size section of the picture or to select them both.
Ability to combine all files in one picture horizontally as good as vertically. Check F3 window.
Support for OGM, TS, MPV, DIVX file extensions is added.
Five standart presets are updated.
Some non-critical bugs are fixed.

Updated to v1.0.0.7
Better readability of information part of the picture.
Changes in Audio-info components string.

Updated to v1.0.0.6
"120 dpi" scaling support is added.
Clever Import/Export presets initial directory.
Proper Start menu shortcuts order (uninstall previous version of the program before installing the new one).
Installer is updated. Would you like to run the program at the end of installation ?

Updated to v1.0.0.5
New "Comment" option (F2). Allows you to add your custom comment to the picture (url, password, motto, etc.).
New environment "Preserve folders structure" option (F3). Preserves original folders structure while producing pictures to your folder. Pretty useful feature.
Five standart presets are updated. You can switch between them in the options window by clicking on the "Set1 ... Set5" labels on the top of the window. Draw attention on the 5th preset. Highly recommended.
A few cosmetic changes.
If you like the program, would you like to donate the project ? :)

Updated to v1.0.0.4
New "Video tech" option (F2, Options). Adds video-codec info, bitrate value and fps string to the picture.
New "Audio tech" option (F2, Options). Adds audio-codec info, number of audio-streams, number of audio-channels, bitrate value and sample rate string to the picture.
Bold highlighting for the "failed" files in the list.
64-bit OS support is improved.

Updated to v1.0.0.3
New "Try to substitute black frames" option.
Ability to undo changes in the filelist (Ctrl+Z).
Vista-icon (48x48) is added.

Updated to v1.0.0.2
HD-resolutions (1280x720 and more) support is improved for low-end systems.
Many new hot-keys.

Updated to v1.0.0.1
Drag&Drop operation for incoming files and folders is supported.
New "Combine all files in one picture" option. The resulting picture is placed into the first file folder.
Custom presets for the files from the list to process. You can select preset from the disk or change it manually. Just select required files and click right mouse button.
Highlighting of the files with custom preset.
Variant naming scheme for the pictures. You can select from "Default", "Based on the Folder name", "Folder name + File name" and "Set manually". Just select required files and click right mouse button.
Marking of the files with custom naming scheme.

First release (v1.0.0.0)
First release of the program.

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All features / Full description:
Supports of the batch processing of videofiles.
Supports of practically any videos-formats (even MP4, MKV, MOV, QT, FLV, SWF, RM if you have appropriate codecs). If the file can be normally played in your video-player (Windows Media Player or BSPlayer), it can be processed by the program.
Several ways to choose shots manually (including crop ability), learn more.
You can pause/continue or stop active job at any moment.
Visual preview of your settings right in the Options window! Momentary rendering. Never before the creation of thumbnails was so simple! Maximum freedom for your creativity.
Possibility to save each shot in separate file.
Command line interface support, learn more.
Own Viewer allows to start the related video-file right from the picture-Viewer! The process is automatic in activated version, learn more. In usual version you can set the link between the picture and the video-file manually within the Viewer.
Import and export options presets.
Options preset file format (*.vtm). After you run the preset, the program is automatically opened with the imported tuning. Very useful.
5 interface languages (English, Belarusian, Russian, Ukranian, German).
5 customizable "base"-presets.
Statistics of the progress of the program (F1 window).
If you support the project, you can receive an email stating the amount you have donated, and a special activation key for the program. The key allows you to personalize the program, and depending on the amount you donated you will receive special status (silver, gold, platinum), learn more.
Watermarks (alpha-channels and transparency are supported). Make your own style.
Ability to use your images as background images for preview.
Autoadjustment of height of a shot option.
Global stroke and stroke tiles options.
Fit screen option (autoadjustment of the shots to fit your screen resolution).
Special effects (drop shadow, gray scale, cut edges).
Customizable fonts, colors, contours, shadows, frames, background, text.
Stamp time in shots option (5 different locations, transparency, contour).
Video information stamp option (4 different locations and customizable configurations).
"Audio/Video info" option.
"Custom comment" option.
Three rendering engines (Engine 2 is recommended to be used under 64-bit OS).
"Try to substitute black frames" option.
The program's small size.
Hot keys.


Alternative to Video Thumbnails Maker:
Auto-Movie-Thumbnailer
Image Grabber
ImageGrab
movie thumbnailer / Thumbnail me
Scenegrabber.NET



Guides and How to's:
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Acronyms / Also Known As:
Video Thumbnail Maker, VideoThumbnailMaker, VTM, Video Thumbnails Viewer

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Video Thumbnail maker is great! it's affordable, easy to use ane makes excellent quality images. Highly customizable. Best of all great support from the owner SUU Designs. Thanks very much


Posted October 08, 2014 by . Tool version 6.3.00 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


If one knows certain tricks one can enter most any file type. Yet before i use this again i have to see if an Adaware Trojan report is a false positive. Was hoping to add an attachment/capture of the report but i see there is no attachments within comments.
REPORT READ:

LEVEL: High

NAME: VirTool.Win32.Obfuscator.hg!b1 (v)

CATEGORY: Trojan

DESCRIPTION: Trojan...malicious....harmful functionality or behavior.

TRACES: C:\Documents and Settings\(removed my folder name here)\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for VideoThumbnailsMaker_setup5001.zip\VideoThumbnailsMaker_setup.exe


Now i installed the previous version and was not showing a Trojan. Then after a windows security update the previous version & 5001 5 times presented this Quarantined status.

If its a false positive, please remove the negative portion of this comment and just leave 1 of 3 ways to use many video types in this software. One is to change 4 types of video extensions to ".avi"(DON'T CHANGE CONTAINER JUST RENAME EXT), then it accepts those 4 types of video types, later on 2 other clues as to using this software.



Posted March 26, 2013 by . Tool version 5001 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Easy and intuitive to use. Worked almost perfectly for me, batch-converting hundreds of mp4/avi/wmv files to thumbs.

A very small number of MP4 files in that batch however would cause the program to choke (with the progress bar not moving for 10-15 minutes) and then not respond to a Stop click, requiring Task Manager to kill the process.



Posted March 14, 2013 by . Tool version 5.0.0.1 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



VTM is excellent for me!

Ease of use - 9/10 (some options are not clear for the first-time-user)
Functionality - 10/10
Value for money - 10/10
Overall score - 10/10

Nymphomaniac, Thedanny,
VTM is not supplied with its own codecs. It uses your codecs.
If you have any problems with mkv h.264 - read FAQ in 3.0.0.4 (a link can be found in the top right corner of the application). Just follow the instructions.

lovelove,
VTM requires .NET 2.0 Framework (3.5/4.0 does not include 2.0).



Posted September 21, 2011 by . Tool version 3.0.0.4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Too bad doesnt support mkv h.264 codec


Posted September 18, 2011 by . Tool version 3.0.0.4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


I have NET 3.5 installed and VideoThumbnailsMaker refuses to run (error: "Unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application").

I updated to NET 4.0 --> same error.



Posted August 28, 2011 by . Tool version 3.0.0.3 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


my version does not generates thumbs for mp4 files. does anyone have an idea what i should do? it is 3.0.0.2


Posted March 04, 2011 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2. using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Ignore my last comment - this works perfectly in Windows 7. You just need to get a new activation key. Excellent tool! Thanks :-)


Posted October 09, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Extreme Rendering Engine fails to activate on Windows 7. I am stuck with splash screens in my output files even after becoming a Gold member.

Not cool.



Posted October 06, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


Kleines, aber sehr hilfreiches Programm! Es funktioniert intuitiv und einfach, Datei(en) oder Folder auswählen, Start drücken und schon sehe ich das Ergebnis! Genial!

Vorteile:
- Überschaubare Steuerung
- Schnelle Bearbeitung von Aufgaben

Design des Programms ist aber ein bisschen gewöhnungsbedürftig.



Posted June 20, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Thank you so much for your wonderful product.
I will tell everyone I work with about this, Thanks alot!



Posted June 06, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I find this software very useful, and works for various catalog functions i create. it's a great program...i will recommend to all my friends.


Posted April 15, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


A worthy replacement for all the programs i have used before, with a good range of options and flexibility, a clean interface, and a nice output. It handles a good range of video formats as well. There are extra customisations if you choose to donate.

If you need a quick, powerful, video thumbnail generator, this is a great option.



Posted March 05, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I'd love to use it, but when I added a folder with 5 mov files and pressed "Start" all I got was "0 Done, 5 Fails". Kind of a turn-off. Nothing had been changed from the default settings.


Posted March 01, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


Its a life and time saver and best program that i use...
Thank you for your excellent program Video Thumbnails Maker.
Works like a charm!



Posted February 10, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Great piece of software. I needed a way to create thumbnails for my home movies so I could differentiate my movies in XBMC. This does exactly that.


Posted January 25, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I've been using Video Thumbnails Maker for a couple of days now, and I'm pleased with it.
This tool is exactly what i was looking for.

It's a nice, neat little program that has so far performed well in demo mode so I'm happy to activate & upgrade to the platinum/extreme version.

Thanks for creating such a great program!



Posted January 02, 2010 by . Tool version 3.0.0.1 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Really easy to use and fast tool, no additional codec installation required as it used the operating system codecs. I am running Windows 7 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit and this tool works like a charm in both the free and paid version. It's really worth the money!


Posted December 09, 2009 by . Tool version 3.0.0.1 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This is a great tool, I have used several versions before updating to 3.0.0.1 yesterday.
After registration the extreme engine is available and let me tell you, I thought it was fast before. Now it really smokes. This version also seems to have fixed the problem of failed .wmv
files that the older versions had.

I post quite a bit on usenet and used to create thumbnails with Media Player Classic, one at a time. What a pain!
With VTM, I can put all the videos in 1 directory and select add folder in VTM's menu.
Then just click start and all the vids are processed...all in a couple clicks. What a time saver!!

I admit this is the first time I registered the program, but I now regret that decision.
The removal of the random logo frame and the speed of the extreme engine are more than worth the small cost for a tool I use so much. The author has come up with a great program, why not reimberse him for his efforts.



Posted November 28, 2009 by . Tool version 3.0.0.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Muy rapida, excelente programa para visualizar rapidamente el contenido de una pelicula o serie que no te suena, ideal para mostrar en un indice o como preview de otros software de visualizacion.


La recomiendo totalmete.



Posted November 21, 2009 by . Tool version 3.0.0.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I was looking for this kinda tool for while. I read about it on some forum I really don't remember which one but there was a discussion about making thumbnails from WMV and everybody had the same problem with classic media player. This monster solved everything it's really good and user friendly what is more important (for me). Grate WORK people !!!


Posted November 19, 2009 by . Tool version 3.0.0.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Great program!
Really worth the cost.



Posted October 28, 2009 by . Tool version 3.0.0.1 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Just a great Tool!

- Fast
- Easy to use
- Extreme good results
- Batch processing

Many thanks to Scorp!



Posted October 16, 2009 by . Tool version 3.0.01 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


This rating is for registered version 2.0.1.0, will review version 3.0.0.1 shortly.

VTM is an excellent, little program and provides exactly what I was looking for. You can generate thumbnails out of every video file that you have codec support for on your system (I have K-lite installed, for example). What is not obvious but also works: You can also generate thumbnails consisting of only the first non-black frame of any video file by setting the time to 0 (beg) and 9999 (sec), something the author told me. Am curious to see if this is integrated as an option in one of the next versions.



Posted October 08, 2009 by . Tool version 2.0.1.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10
Guides: http://www.suu-design.ucoz.com/forum


Fabulous tool!

- extremely fast;
- batch processing;
- nice interface;
- veeeeery pretty results;
- cheap! (only 10$ for silver status).



Posted October 06, 2009 by . Tool version 3.0.0.1 using OS Vista 64-bit
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