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How to Make Thumbnails for Videos Imported to a PSP
I use FLV Player from martijndevisser.com and image viewer from IrfanView to make thumbnail picture files for videos that I load into my Sony PSP handheld game console/media player both of which are FREE for non-commercial use. Martijn's FLV Player has keyboard shortcuts that use the TAB KEY to hide/show all interface elements (which leaves only the video screen visible) and the SPACE BAR to toggle play/pause like QuickTime does. Stopping the video at the place that I want to use as the thumbnail graphic for the PSP with the SPACE BAR I then use the TAB KEY leave only the video screen visible.

Next I use IrfanView to capture the video screen (c IrfanView keyboard shortcut command), then resize (CTL+R IrfanView keyboard shortcut command - OR C {custom selection} with CTL+Y to crop) it to either 120x90 (STD) or 160x90 (WIDE) pixels and the save it as a JPG (JPEG) file. The final operation is done with Windows Explorer where I rename (F2 function key) the extension from JPG to THM, even through Windows OS "protests" with a warning beep and message. The regular part of the file name must match the file name of the MP4 video that this thumbnail is associated with and goes in the same folder with the MP4 video on the PSP.

And another big favorite of mine for FREE quality software is DVDVideoSoft that has 23 tools for video/audio editing/downloading that also has DVD/CD burning/ripping capabilites.

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From: http://www.google.com/profiles/jhirzel88 Date: May 28th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, I downloaded that

Thanks for sending everything to me in the past, as I was searching for your LiveJournal page for the thing I asked you if you had the "Free Youtube Download". It's actually from DVDVideoSoft. I knew you had it. That program can download anything that has an external link. I use it to download all the videos that I enjoy watching.
kc_in_la From: kc_in_la Date: May 28th, 2010 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yeah, I downloaded that

You are actually correct because the original (and most widely used) program was called (and still is) "Free YouTube Donwload" which is called from the application called "Free Studio Manager" that really looks super professional. And these programs come from the website that is named:

There was a time when you could use it to download Google Videos, but I don't think they support that now. I, also, download all or many videos from a channel or playlist with a single copy/paste operation. The auto-paste feature was really handy, but when they came out with the ability to download all videos from a channel with a single copy-paste I can't see going back to the old system of one-by-one. I use this bulk downloading because that way it is more unlikely that I will get distracted when trying to watch a series of videos.
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