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Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« on: August 02, 2007, 08:28:03 AM »
I dont have any readme files that explain how to use/create thumbnails for each individual video, or how to create a caption or title for under the thumbnails.  Anything available?

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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007, 10:56:23 AM »
I dont have any readme files that explain how to use/create thumbnails for each individual video, or how to create a caption or title for under the thumbnails.  Anything available?
Yes.

First you need to have a thumbnail for your movie clip, you cannot use the standard default thumbnail.  Second, you need to add a line to the "vid-desc.txt" file for the caption of the thumbnail.

For example, let us say you are added a video called "modtruck.mov" to SPGM-Vid and you would like to have a caption for the video and thumbnail.  First add the thumbnail, assuming all settings are defualt, with the name "_thb_modtruck.jpg" to the same folder as the video.  Second add the following lines to the "vid-desc.txt" file, also in the same folder as the video.
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modtruck.mov | Video of Custom Truck
_thb_modtruck.jpg | Thumbnail of Custom Truck

Hopefully this makes sense.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2007, 03:07:47 PM by jhollin1138 »
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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 03:50:21 PM »
This did not work.  I have the thumbnail in the same folder as the video, I have the thumbnail labeled _thb_Blazer.jpg, the video is Blazer.MOV, the description is set up just as in your example, and still nothing.

Im also not able to set up a second gallery for videos, or change the title of the sample gallery.  If I do either, it just disappears from view.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2007, 03:52:49 PM by thecustomshop »

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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 10:41:37 AM »
No ideas?  Do I need to change code?

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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 03:23:21 PM »
No ideas?  Do I need to change code?
Sorry, I had a very busy weekend and didn't get to looking into it.

All I can say is that the procedure I outlined to add captions and thumbnail works, see my son's website.  I'll try and make some time to look deeper into the code, but without seeing your code I might not be able to solve your problem.

Edit: After I hit post I had a thought.  Try renaming "Blazer.MOV" to "Blazer.mov".
« Last Edit: August 06, 2007, 03:25:19 PM by jhollin1138 »
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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007, 02:20:09 PM »
Good call on the edit!  That did it!

Edit: Ok, the thumbnail works now, but the caption below the thumbnail still is not visible.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2007, 02:22:29 PM by thecustomshop »

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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007, 02:22:08 PM »
Good call on the edit!  That did it!
That is an old bug I totally forgot about.  I am glad to hear you got it working.
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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2007, 02:42:05 PM »
Updated above.

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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007, 10:24:14 AM »
Any further help on the captions?  If you need to see code, just let me know which files you want posted.

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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2007, 12:45:04 PM »
Any further help on the captions?  If you need to see code, just let me know which files you want posted.
Sorry, I have just been very busy.  As for the code, at this time let me see your "vid-desc.txt" file.
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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2007, 03:44:38 PM »
Blazer.MOV | The Blazer Fires Up
_thb_Blazer.jpg | Custom Truck

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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 09:21:09 PM »
Sorry, I was away from a computer all weekend.  I tried to get onto your site today but it appers to be down.  When it is back up I will have a look.
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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2007, 09:52:27 AM »
Server is back up now.

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Re: Thumbnails/Captions How To?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2008, 04:57:57 AM »
No solution to this posted so for others who like myself wishing to know the answer ......

It did not work for me either so I did some digging, and found that the spgm.conf file needed changing, the toggle that allows showing of captions with thumbnails was rem'd out and so defaults to 'false'.  Unrem and ensure it's set to 'true' and all is well.