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Create a QuickTime movie icon Desktop
Someone in the forums had a question regarding how to create a preview icon for their AVI movie they had downloaded off of their still photo camera. I found this to be the quickest and easiest procedure:
  1. Open the Quicktime file.
  2. Move slider to the area you wish to be the thumbnail.
  3. Do a Command-C; this will copy the present frame.
  4. Now select your Quicktime file in the Finder and do a Command-I to open the Get Info window.
  5. Select the icon box and do a Command-V to paste the copied frame.
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Create a QuickTime movie icon
Authored by: NeutronMonk on Jan 30, '04 12:46:17PM

As others have stated elsewhere, I love little gems like this. No more generic Quicktime icons!

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Also works for .pdf's!
Authored by: Eukaryote on Jan 30, '04 01:20:55PM
This hint also works for .pdf's, and I bet you could make it work for anything... Just open the .pdf, click on the "Edit" menu, then choose "Copy" (or I guess you could press command-C), then click on the icon, command-V voila!

Note: It looks really bad if it's just plain old black text with white background, unless you change the finder window's background color...

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QuickPlayCM and QuickImageCM
Authored by: spaminacan on Jan 30, '04 04:26:15PM

These two contextual menu plug-ins allow you to easily view an image or play a movie file without having to open the parent application. A secondary function is that you can add a custom image to any media file icon (or convert the file to a new format) just by right clicking on the file and selecting the appropiate command. Find them here:

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QuickPlayCM and QuickImageCM
Authored by: TvE on Jan 30, '04 05:03:50PM

Finder also lets you play a movie without opening QT Player - just use the preview column...

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