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Change iTunes movie poster frames Apps
If you've been adding movies to iTunes, you'll notice a lot of the movies show up as a black square or simarly useless preview.

If you've got QuickTime Pro, hit Command-R to reveal the file in the Finder, open it in QuickTime, drag the slider to a more visually appealing frame and select "Set poster frame" from the movie menu. Save the movie and return to iTunes, and you should now see your poster frame and not the black square.
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Change iTunes movie poster frames
Authored by: jedik on Jun 23, '05 04:36:48PM

Good hint. Just to make it clearer: the command is under the "View" menu.


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Change iTunes movie poster frames
Authored by: swilliams77@eart on Aug 30, '07 09:06:40AM

The method using QT Pro seems to make you need to save the file as a .mov file separate from the .mp4 file - you may have to re-encode for iTunes compatability or your iPod.

An alternate method is to play the movie while in iTunes: double click the movie - should bring the movie up in a separate window outside the main window - move to the frame you would like to set as the poster frame - right click in the movie window and choose set poster frame from the pop-up menu. Could be a change in the later versions of iTunes - this works in iTunes 7.3.2 - I also have QT pro installed.

found fix in pages:

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