AS-VidNails 1.10

Make preview images of video files

AS-VidNails 1.10
Screenshot of AS-VidNails 1.10

This program makes it easy to make preview images of all video files in a folder structure. For every video file found the program makes an image containing sixteen evenly distributed images from the video file. A benefit is that the program only lets reduce each image to 50 %, which means that there is very detailed image information in the result. The program also handles anamorphic video files correctly.

See example for a video in 1080p and 2160p. The video that is used for example is the short film Big Buck Bunny, which is CC-BY licensed, see BIGBUCKBUNNY_LICENSE.TXT. The reason why such a large part of the credits has been included in the result is because the credits in this short film make up such a large part of the video file's total length. The images are evenly distributed over the length of the video file, in normal cases (with a feature film) there will be no or possibly one image that contains credits.

Instructions: Copy the program to the folder you want to use and run it from there.

The program takes help from the program FFmpeg to read the images from the video files. If you don't have FFmpeg in "C:\FFmpeg\bin\", you set your path with the parameter "-FFMPEGBINPATH" "Your path".

Use the parameter "-EXT" "WEBM" to make preview images of all "*.WEBM" files. This parameter can be used to supplement with a file type supported by FFmpeg but which AS-VidNails does not automatically include.

Use the parameter "-PS" to use precise seeking (do not seek for I frames).

The program saves the images in PNG format. If you want to save disk space, you can run the supplied program AS-PNG To JPEG 1.10 (Screenshot) that works the same way. Use the parameter "/HC" to use a higher compression, even when using this parameter, it's still good quality. Use the parameter "/DeletePNG" to delete the PNG files when they have been successfully converted.

Portable? The only thing that is not strictly portable is that AS-VidNails instructs FFmpeg to store files (the files "AS-VIDNAILS-TEMP-01.PNG" to "AS-VIDNAILS-TEMP-16.PNG") in the system's folder for temporary files, but these files are deleted afterwards.

> Download AS-VidNails 1.10 (Zip, 370 kB)

Revision Date: 2022-01-18.
License: Freeware.
Unicode Support: Yes.
Program Type: Partly portable, x64.
Operating System(s): Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11. (Also the Server versions.)
Language(s): Only English.

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