Video Thumbnails without codec installed?

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Video Thumbnails without codec installed?

Post by herr_k. » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:49 am

is there some plugin maybe that can use some other .dll, like the libavcodec.dll (eg vlc) for creating thumbnails?

lots of people, who are serious about keeping the windows installation clean,
didnt install codecs when standalone solutions like vlc, mplayer, kmplayer etc. are available..

how are the videofiles recognized? on my system i have the coreavc codec only, that plays mkv, wmv etc,
but i have removed windowsmediaplayer from my os and they dont show thumbs.

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Re: Video Thumbnails withou codec installed?

Post by xnview » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:45 am

you can use ffmpeg (AddOn)
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Re: Video Thumbnails withou codec installed?

Post by herr_k. » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:43 pm

i dont see a fmpeg addon here > http://www.xnview.com/en/addons.html ?

edit:/ ok, this one? http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.p ... peg#p65815

i unpacked it to /addons , but still i dont see thumbs, how do i get xnview to use it? does it still show only the first frame, which would be pretty useless?

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Re: Video Thumbnails withou codec installed?

Post by xnview » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:40 pm

yes, you have ffmpeg in Addon folder? you would like to have thumbnails for which format?
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Re: Video Thumbnails withou codec installed?

Post by herr_k. » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:11 am

i just tried this again, and same problem, no thumbs and no playback for .mov (ipad).. i downloaded also a newer ffmeg from the dev site.

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