Nowadays when one uploads a Torrent file on torrent websites, people often ask for video previews before they download the content. This to verify if the uploaded content is of good quality. For example, you might have a documentary, webisode or some other content (which hopefully does not violate copyrights) which you may have shared by uploading it on a Torrent website. One way of taking screenshots can be to use a screenshot program or the built in VLC option. But then again, one can automate the process and create thumbnails of different frames to avoid wasting time on capturing individual images. Thumbnail me is a cross-platform and open source thumbnail generator. It creates images of videos and provides the option to upload them on ImageShack. It is coded in C++ and uses the Qt 4.7 library. For this reason it works on both Windows and Linux based operating systems. The available video types which can be used to create thumbnail images, include, AVI, MKV, TS, M2TS, MPEG, MPG, Mp4, VOB, WMV, OGG, 3GP, MOV, FLV and SWF.
To get started, select a source and output folder alongwith other desired parameters. For example, you can login with an ImageShack account to upload the generated Thumbnail image to imageShack , select an image format for Thumnail generation (available formats include, JPEG, PNG, BMP and TIFF), enter a title, enable info text with Thumbnail images and select font type. You can preview the potential thumbnail image from Preview option or click on Launch to generate the Thumbnail image in the selected image format.
Once the thumbnail is generated, another window pops up which provides the option to upload the thumbnail image to ImageShack or to open the destination folder.
With Thumbnail me, you can easily generate a thumbnail (with or without media information of the video) and create video screens instantly.
The next time you go out on a trip with your friends or video team to shoot a documentary or any other long public video, make sure to generate thumbnails and include it in the torrent file or description.
Thumbnail me works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Linux based operating systems.