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06 December 2009

WDTV ThumbGen 0.2b released!

I wrote a simple app to collect/generate thumbnails for WDTV and I was thinking maybe it can help others too.

The app is not touching existing video/subtitle files, only places the selected poster/cover near the movie, as .jpg, having same name as the movie file.

Generated thumbnails are 200x300 (max. 70KB) and can be chosen from, and/or
It basically scans files in all selected folders and based on the movie filename tries to perform a search.
If the default search is not retrieving optimal results the user can refine/adjust the keywords and resubmit the search.

I wrote it for me, so I do not guarantee 100% satisfaction for everybody (it is a beta version, a draft)

If there is interest (from your side) and time (from mine) we can think about adding providers/extensions.

PS: The app is a classical ClickOnce distribution (no extra registry/files) and can be uninstalled easily from Add/Remove Programs.

Version 0.2b
Link: Obsolete.
Release Notes:
  • First release
  • Supported movie extensions: *.avi, *.mkv, *.mpg, *.mpeg, *.wmv9, *.divx, *.m2t, *.m2ts, *.m2v, *.mov, *.movie, *.mp4, *.mts, *.ts, *.tp, *.vob, *.wm, *.wmv
  • Supported providers:,,

1 comment:

  1. Cool app. Version 0.2b is crashing for me consistently on certain .avi files. Here's the error report (WinXP SP3):

    EventType: clr20r3
    P1: thumbgen.exe
    P3: 4b1b87f8
    P4: thumbgen
    P6: 4b1b87f8
    P7: 37
    P8: 2c
    P9: system.nullreferenceexception