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ldoodle
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MKV thumbnail

Post by ldoodle » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:49 pm

Hey,

Since ripping with 1.9.7 I notice the resulting MKV has a thumbnail image when viewing in Windows. Is that a change in 1.9.7?

Can you add one for previous rips?

Woodstock
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Re: MKV thumbnail

Post by Woodstock » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:26 pm

If you're referring to what appears in Explorer when you point it at a directory, that is usually because you've installed something that allows Explorer to open the file. Maybe a codec pack to let you play MKV files in Media Player?
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ldoodle
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Re: MKV thumbnail

Post by ldoodle » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:41 pm

No, nothing installed. As I say, since using the latest version, my MKVs have the thumbnail. Anything before the latest version, doesn't:

http://i.imgur.com/tP9queA.png

ldoodle
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Re: MKV thumbnail

Post by ldoodle » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:59 pm

I think I've worked out what's going on.

All my blu rips seem to have the the thumbnail, and none of the dvd rips do.

Can you add a thumbnail to dvd rips?

Woodstock
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Re: MKV thumbnail

Post by Woodstock » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:22 pm

On BD, there is a "cover art track" (actually just a picture) available, and that is optionally copied through to the MKV file. I'm not sure that DVDs have that.... haven't looked in a LONG time!
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ldoodle
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Re: MKV thumbnail

Post by ldoodle » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:46 pm

Woodstock wrote:On BD, there is a "cover art track" (actually just a picture) available, and that is optionally copied through to the MKV file. I'm not sure that DVDs have that.... haven't looked in a LONG time!
I did think that, but I don't select the jpg file when ripping anyway. Is there no tool you can use to get it to save a thumbnail in the MKV file?

Woodstock
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Re: MKV thumbnail

Post by Woodstock » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:10 pm

mkvmerge from the mkvtoolnix utilities can put just about anything into an MKV file.... :)
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Krawk
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Re: MKV thumbnail

Post by Krawk » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:26 pm

If you download a codec pack such as K-Lite, and do not want to install all that stuff, you can disable everything except the thumbnails option. It will install it and all your media files will have thumbnails.

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