today I want to publish my very first AutoIt project... yup, in fact the reason I started AU for , I present to you the
AMT - Auto-Movie-Thumbnailer
Current Version: v2.1 (2013-Mar-22)
AMT - Auto-Movie-Thumbnailer enables you to create screencaps of
- any number of movies,
- located anywhere on your computer,
- manually or with a time-scheduler,
- with a free to choose number of caps,
- the ability to ignore already processed files,
- a customizable design
- and most important, it allows you to do it in Batch Mode!
The Auto Movie-Thumbnailer is an automation GUI to batch create Screencaps, Thumbnail Index Pictures, Preview Pictures or Contact Sheets for any given number of movies. It supports many different input (AVI, MPG, Quicktime, Real-Media, Windows-Media, .) formats, in fact every input format that is supported by MPlayer.
AMT works by remotely controlling the MPlayer, some applications of the ImageMagick Suite and a MediaInfo plugin to perform the screenshoting and Picture creation.
Short movies might not have enough key-frames (depending on format) for multiple screenshots. E.g. if you want to have 20 screenshots per movie, but the movie only has 10 Key-frames, will get duplicate screenshots. That's because the seek function of MPlayer is controlled by simple math. 20 screenshots means start at 2.5%, next shot 7.5%, 12.5% if now too few key-frames are defined in the movie (during creation process), 7.5% and 12.5% might point to the same key-frame, if for example the movie has a key-frame at 5% and the next at 15%. MPlayer is only capable of seeking key-frames for certain formats.
This program is freeware under Creative Commons License "by-nc-nd 3.0″, and this means, you are free to share, to copy, distribute and transmit the work under the following conditions:
- Attribution - You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
- Noncommercial - You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
- No Derivative Works - You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
For any form of distribution of this software a link back to the authors website at http://www.amt.cc is required.
It works fine at least on the XP-Pro 32-bit SP3 machines I tested it on. Beta-Testing also took place on Vista 32 and 64bit machines and on Windows 7 RC. If you find bugs please let me know.
AdmiralAlkex, Richard Robertson, Draygoes, BrettF & Achilles for Beta-Testing! And to all other regular posters on this forum for sharing their knowledge and helping out!
The AMT-Installer can be found under it's own domain at: http://www.amt.cc
Enjoy AMT, and let me know what you think of it...
Edited by KaFu, 22 March 2013 - 10:20 PM.