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Video Tiler

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This program is intended to extremely easily generate tiled screenshots of videos. Useful if you have a tendency to download heaps of randomly named files form the internet :-).

Installation instructions

  1. Make sure you have Java 6 installed.
  2. Download the videotiler.jar file.
  3. Download MPlayer (get the standard version, not SMPlayer) and put the executable in the same folder as videotiler.jar. Alternatively, if you already have MPlayer or wish to put it somewhere else, you may specify the path in the settings window (see below).
  4. Run videotiler.jar

Usage

This program has been designed to be simple, and operation should be intuitive. The application opens with main window showing a directory tree on the left, and a screenshot visualization panel on the right :

Main window
Main window

The file browser only shows video files, filtered by extension. By default, the accepted extensions are : .bin, .dat, .mpg, .mpeg, .vob, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .qt, .mov, .mp4, .rm, .rmvb, .ogm, .mkv, .nsv, .fli, .m4v, .divx, .xvid, .flv, .swf, .vob, .ts, .ts2, .m2t, .mts, .m2ts, .dv, .3gp, .m1v, .m2v, .m3v, .mpv, .mxf. You can add additional extensions in the settings window.

Clicking on a file on the left will automatically show tiled screenshots on the right, generating them if needed. The screenshots are then saved to disk.

The toolbar on top of the window provides the following functionnality :

Clicking on the settings icon will bring the following window :

Settings window
Settings window

This should be quite self-explanatory. The path to MPlayer can be absolute, or relative to the directory containing videotiler.jar. Changing the list of allowed extensions will require a restart, but all the other parameters are effective when you click on "Save".

If you leave the cache directory empty, the images will be saved next to the video, under the name <video_file_name>.jpg. Otherwise, they will be saved in the specified folder. Please note that if you move the videos to another directory, the program will have to regenerate the captures again.

Future

Project tracker

You can check the project tracker at http://redmine.bidouille.org/projects/videotiler/. If you've got a suggestion, a feature request, or just a comment, please put them there.

Changelog

Known issues

In the case you find a bug not listed here, please submit a detailed description and steps to reproduce on the project tracker.

Credits

This program uses icons from the Silk icon set by Mark James. Thanks to him for making these great icons freely available !

Screenshots

Main window
Main window
Logs window
Logs window
Capture in progress
Capture in progress
Settings window
Settings window
About window
About window
Metal look and feel
Metal look and feel

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Comments

Comment left by Norz on 2011-05-17 19:08:49 :
@Norz found it: when I set Java SE 6 on top of the list of JVM in the java preferences pane, videotiler ran ok.
Comment left by Norz on 2011-03-21 15:15:51 :
Couldn't make it work on Mac OS 10.5... Is there anything special to do?
Comment left by Norz on 2011-02-01 00:34:10 :
Thanks for the app! Would be nice if directory could be sent as argument (or a directory drag and dropped from the explorer).
Comment left by LexFromHell on 2010-06-28 23:02:50 :
Forks perfectly on Kubuntu 10.04, very handy.
Thanks.
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