Using Windows XP or 2000 it is normally not as easy to create a thumbnail image out of a video. To exactly doing this you can use a small application called MovieSnapshot.
You can simply drag and drop a video out of the Windows Explorer on MovieSnapshot to open the video. After opening the video look for the right point to make a snapshot of. Then you only have to save the result - and that's it. MovieSnapshot suggests the video file name plus the extension ".jpg" as default for saving the snapshot.
It supports all installed DirectShow video and audio codecs.
Changes in MovieSnapshot 0.4
- Updated for DirectX 9
With MovieSnapshot you can for example get a simple preview image for each video from a CD video archive.