If you keep a huge number of video files stored in your backup storage drives, then it may be a good idea to organize them properly so that you don’t have to play them all one by one in order to find the one video that you want to watch. This is easily achieved by using a media manager software like tinyMediaManager. But even in such media manager programs you can make things easier if you use thumbnail images of the video so that you can have a clear idea of what to expect from each of these videos.
You can use a free software Video Thumbnails Maker to create images containing the screenshots of the videos at different play times that can show a quick visual description of the video’s content. Since it is powered by the open-source FFmpeg project, the application generates thumbnails from almost all different video file types. In this way, we can create very interesting photos in small sizes.
You simply have to drop all your files on the Video Thumbnails Maker window to add them to the list and then click on Start button. You can drop all kinds of video files as it supports almost all video formats: AVI, MP4, OGM, WMV, TS, MPG, RVMB, VOB, DIVX and many more. As soon as you click on the Start button, it will generate the thumbnails using the various video frames and save them in the JPEG images in the same folder as the video file.
You can choose many different methods for creating thumbnails having the video frame screenshots smaller or larger in a number of arrangements. It is also able to create self-running files containing sets of thumbnails from a specific video – it contains not just the screenshots but also video clips from the original video file.
The free version of Video Thumbnails Maker puts in its own logo in place of one of the video frames in the thumbnails image. You can remove this logo by buying the registration code only for USD 10.
You can download Video Thumbnails Maker from http://www.suu-design.com/projects_vtm.html.