Saturday, April 4, 2015

Get video thumbnails in OS X Finder for AVI, MKV, etc...

It bothered me a bit that thumbnails for some video files I had would not show up in Finder. Finder would only create thumbnails for video formats/containers that Quicktime supports by default (such as MPEG-4). But there is a way to get around that with the open-source application QLVideo found on GitHub. Once you install that and reboot, thumbnails will start showing up for your videos.


I have been using this with OS X Yosemite 10.10 successfully.



16 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. It solved my problem immediately, much appreciated.

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  2. I have been searching for a fix for this problem for months, and I am so glad I stumbled upon this because it actually works!! Thank you so much!

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  3. You are a fucking genius. I had had this problem for years and now its gone. Serioulsly, if you ever need a kidney just call me.

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  4. Working fine with macOS Sierre. Thanks a lot!

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  5. Worked like a charm after relaunching Finder! Thanks a lot for your time & effort...

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  6. It even works with new MacOS Mojave. Good job man ;-)

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