i can see my captured AVI footage.. how can i, within windows (vista) see a thumbnail of the captured footage?
i found a way to do this with PSD (photoshop) files... i know there must be a way with m2t files...
im shocked im having such a difficult time finding a solution for this... it should be VERY possible for vista to handle m2t files... why cant i see a thumbnail view of them ( i know i can within vegas )
does anybody know a way around this?
please and thank you
I use Directory Opus, an awesome Windows Explorer replacement file management program, and in that most of them show but a few show black. I guess this is dependent on where the first frame sits within the GOP or something.
I use Adobe Bridge more and more. It's not just .m2ts, its mov, etc. If you have a program such as PowerDVD which supports HD playback, renaming .m2t to .mpg might work. However, that will screw up Vegas's choice of .dlls. Windows by default only thumbnails program streams and not transport streams, plus you also need the correct program stream decoder.
Under Vista you simply have to enable thumbnails to be displayed.
First you have to tell the OS what program to read them with.
Then you have to tell the OS how to associtate the file with WMP.
Open up WMP and file-> Open to open up a m2t or m2ts file directly. (CTRL+O Hotkey).
When navigating to your m2t's & m2ts's videos use the *.* filter.
Select the m2t file, after you select WMP will prompt you do you want WMP to always accept this file type, answer YES. (Put a check in the box "Do do ask again" or similar wording)
Do the same with the m2ts files.
Now you can just drap them to play & WMP may also associate them with WMP.
If you playing back avc/h264 video you need the codec for this, it must also be a codec that shared with the system such as the PowerDvd xxxxx.ax codec to play avc/h264.
So just force WMP to load them, and answer WMP when it prompts you Yes, and by clicking in the box the "Do not ask again".
Renaming the files to mpg works because WMP already has it associated, it didn't have m2t associated. When it reads the mpg file WMP sparses the file to determine what format the elementary streams are in. WMP sparses almost all the files to determine was makes them up and play them back correctly.
thanks 4eyes, but i already got it working...
just needed to restart the system, but the copy over from avi worked great...
here is the code for anyone else wondering..
(always be VERY careful when editing the REG!)
i take no responsiblity for any damnage this may cause you
save the text below to a FILENAME.REG, and double click it, wit will import it!