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Video Thumbnails Maker -> Version History

This is the version history page for Video Thumbnails Maker, showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.

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Version 13.0.0.1
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2019
  • Download(s):
    •  new: Animated thumbnail sheets are enables for all cases of Choose shots manually.
    • ----- Changes in Pictures Thumbnails Viewer -----
    •  new: The Viewer searches for original pictures beside the PTX-file when absolute links are broken for some reason. The Viewer does not change the PTX file itself. If you want to change the broken link permanently (it has sense for Tile substitution), please check the feature below.
    •  new: "Permanently substitute missing absolute paths for PTX Tiles to existing relative ones" option is added to Preferences (Ctrl+P). The option changes PTX-files permanently. "Tile Substitution" and "Auto-Substitution after Deletion" features will use PTX-file folder for affected Tiles.
    •  special note: If you use Pictures Thumbnails Maker (PTM), you may want to install its latest version too, because PTM uses its own instance of the Viewer. Windows launches the Viewer from the location from which the latest PTM or VTM launch happened.
Version 13.0.0.0
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2019
  • Download(s):
    •  new: WebP animation creation speed is 2x times faster than before.
    • WebP is natively supported by all most popular browsers. Firefox and Edge joined the club in late 2018 / early 2019. Please consider the following picture when choosing between WebM and WebP:
    •  new: You can define a custom suffix for output files in Environment window. The suffix is added to the end of each file name, just before the final extension.
    •  changed: This one is related to Animation parameters form opened in Options window. Click on the top right button shows the comparison table between WebM and WebP types of animation.
    ----- Changes in Pictures Thumbnails Viewer -----
    •  new: WebP animation playback is improved.
    •  new: Support for new Pictures Thumbnails Maker "MultiFiles" feature is added.
    •  new: VTX feature support for KMPlayer 64-bit is added.
    •  special note: If you use Pictures Thumbnails Maker, you may want to install its latest version too, because PTM uses its own instance of Pictures Thumbnails Viewer
Version 12.1.0.2
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2018
  • Download(s):
    •  new: The Folder browser has been improved. The Address bar, which is located at the top of the Folder browser, displays the path of the currently selected folder. You can paste your path to go to a different folder.
    •  new: You can use CTRL+Left Mouse Button click to select multiple folders in the Folder browser.
Version 12.1.0.1
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2018
  • Download(s):
    •  changed: VTM does not overwrite existing animated screenlists by a temporary animation file anymore. VTM saves only ready to use animated screenlists. That prevents the existing file of being overwritten in case of job cancellation.
    •  changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.
Version 12.1.0.0
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • new: "Advanced Timeline Control" panel in Options. It contains "Advanced Timeline Control" button when rules are not set. It contains rule indicators with values when rules are set.

      You can set a lot of timeline control rules using the panel.

    •  new: You can Randomize actual positions at the rate of selected percent of the current time step.
    •  new: You can Cut first X% or X seconds of the video.
    •  new: You can Cut last X% or X seconds of the video.
    •  new: You can Capture the first frame at the very start.
    •  new: You can Capture the last frame at the very end.
    •  new: You can Consider first X% or X seconds of the video as Intro and take shots rarely or oftener.
    •  new: You can Consider last X% or X seconds of the video as Outro and take shots rarely or oftener.
    •  new: You can specify fractional parts of seconds in "Advanced Timeline Control" window.
    •  new: Please read popup hints (tooltips) over controls on the new panel and in "Advanced Timeline Control" window to get more info.
    •  changed: "Specific timestep" checkbox was moved to "Advanced Timeline Control" window.
    •  changed: "Try substituting for any color frames" checkbox was moved to "Advanced Timeline Control" window. An indicator is added to "Other Effects" section of Options window.
    •  changed: "MultiFiles for Specific timestep" checkbox is duplicated in Environment and "Advanced Timeline Control" windows.
    •  changed: Codec-independent engines (Ultimate and Crystal) produce shots in original color matricies.
    •  fixed: Minor bugs are fixed.
Version 12.0.0.1
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2018
  • Download(s):
    •  fixed: "Choose shots manually" interface failed to process AVI files and MPEG4 format.
    •  fixed: Ultimate engine captured wrong shots for time steps less than 3-4 seconds.
Version 12.0.0.0
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2018
  • Download(s):
    •  new: Codec-independent "Choose shots manually" interface. You can go through keyframes or go frame by frame on the fly. New interface is fast and free for all users (nevertheless, an owl logo is still present for non-activated users). Just select a videofile in the main list and press Hotkey 1 to open the interface, or select "Choose shots manually" in the right mouse button context menu. Please check tooltips for more info.
    •  new: Maximum number of animation sections is increased from 12 to 100.
    •  new: You can turn ON/OFF captions by using "Captions in [English]" option in "Technical details" section. On the other hand, you can select a language of captions when the option is ON. Possible values are: English, German, Russian, French, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
    •  new: Animation creation speed is increased a bit.
    •  new: Experimental "watchdog" for Ultimate engine is implemented. It should not allow the program to freeze while processing video files with defects. Please provide feedback on the function.
    •  new: New visual style for checkboxes and radiobuttons. It has become easier to understand relations between controls.
    •  changed: Old "Choose shots manually interface" is moved to the second position in the mouse context menu (Hotkey 2).
    •  changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.
    •  changed: Few cosmetic changes.
    •  fixed: Wrong timestamps for Ultimate Engine.
    ----- Changes in Pictures Thumbnails Viewer -----
    •  new: New visual style for checkboxes and radiobuttons. It has become easier to understand relations between controls.
    •  changed: "Use the default video player for that type of video" option is improved.
    •  special note: If you use Pictures Thumbnails Maker, you may want to install its latest version too, because PTM uses its own instance of Pictures Thumbnails Viewer.
Version 11.0.0.3
  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • new: You can create Screenlists for remote video files without downloading them (you can add HTTP URLs to the program). Here is an example of such URL: http://clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de/big_buck_bunny.mp4
    • new: You can also add URLs via "Import list of files to process" button in the upper right corner of the main window. The default output folder for URLs is the "Internet" folder in the VTM's installation directory. You can redirect the output to your own folder as usual.
    • fixed: WebM audio was not synced with video for larger files.
Version 11.0.0.2
  • Release Date: May 16, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • fixed: Creation of WebM files with Audio longer than 3 seconds freezed the program in many cases.
Version 11.0.0.1
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • changed: Multi-Threading support for animations is extended for wider variety of computers.
    • fixed: Creation of WebM with Audio freezed the program in many cases.
Version 11.0.0.0
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2018
  • Download(s):
  • VTM 11 introduces advanced animation features!
    •  new: You can create WebM animations with sound.
    •  new: You can select between Single frame animations and Animations within a Thumbnail sheet.
    •  new: You can create continuous Single frame animations in GIF format (like previously in WebM or WebP).
    •  new: You can reduce filesize of GIF animations and set 100%, 50% or 33% of the original framerate.
    •  changed: Old GIF slideshows are created with "_slideshow.gif" suffix at the end of filename to distinguish from new continuous GIF animations.
    •  changed: Animation settings window is redesigned.

    •  special note: If you use Videonizer, you may want to install its latest version to be able to generate new types of animations right from Videonizer.
Version 10.0.0.5
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • This update is mainly for great new Videonizer 4 with its Multimedia view.
    •  new: Using this version of VTM you can create animated screenlists right in Videonizer 4.

      Introduction of Multimedia view in Videonizer 4
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxaVaQDrHBA

    •  changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.
    •  fixed: WebP animations with diacritic symbols in path were created incorrectly.
    •  fixed: Video framerate was parsed incorrectly in very rare cases.

    ----- Changes in Pictures Thumbnails Viewer -----
    •  new: Support for WebP with non alpha transparency is added.
    •  fixed: WebP animations with diacritic symbols in path were opened incorrectly.
    •  special note: If you use Pictures Thumbnails Maker, you may want to install its latest version too, because PTM uses its own instance of Pictures Thumbnails Viewer.
Version 10.0.0.4
  • Release Date: Aug 6, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • ----- Changes in Pictures Thumbnails Viewer -----
     new: The Viewer tries to guess video location in "Locate video" dialog.
     fixed: Jerky WebM playback in few previous releases of the Viewer.
     special note: If you use Pictures Thumbnails Maker, you may want to install its latest version too, because PTM uses its own instance of Pictures Thumbnails Viewer.

Version 10.0.0.3
  • Release Date: Jul 31, 2017
  • Download(s):
    • fixed: You can specify a drive letter (C:, D:, E: and so on) as a valid command line argument.
Version 10.0.0.2
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2017
  • Download(s):
    •  new: Finally, I managed to get Ultimate engine working as it was supposed to be in VTM 10.0.0.0.
    • Rare Ultimate engine failures are fixed as well as "Choose shots manually" flickering without opening a file. Please enjoy ;)
    •  new: "/nc" option is added to command line interface (close console automatically after completion).
    •  new: "/hidden" option is added to command line interface (create picture files with hidden attribute).
    •  changed: From now on tile area in "Choose shots manually" interface is fixed with a vertical scrollbar.
    •  changed: Comment field can be printed to text output files (CSV, XML, TXT).
    •  changed: Watermark position for the right side of the picture is moved 1 pixel right.
    •  fixed: From now on maximum Simple Matrix size is limited to 8x12 when Animation is enabled.
    •  fixed: Wrong WebM framerate detection in some cases.
    •  fixed: "Choose shots manually" interface lost the first custom chosen shot for Special Matricies.
Version 10.0.0.1
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2017
  • Download(s):
    • changed: "General CSV-file" output format has been changed. Now it looks like a real CSV file ;)
    • changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.
    • fixed: Two bugs related to Command Line Interface and WebM creation.
Version 10.0.0.0
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2017
  • Download(s):
    • new: VTM introduces advanced animation features.

      New animation features demonstration
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmFFIeDQi4c

      Tip: You can also find a tech demo of upcoming Videonizer 4 in the video above.

      Please find the difference between animation formats in the table below:
    •  new: Animation creation performance is improved significantly.
    •  new: "Animation" section is added to Options window.
    •  new: You can view basic animation parameters in "Other Effects" section of Options window.
    •  new: Buttons to Import/Export list of files are added to the main window.
    •  new: Experimental: Video rotation detection is added.
    •  changed: "Core" section in Environment window is redesigned.
    •  changed: APNG animation format was removed.
    •  changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.
    •  changed: Few cosmetic changes.
    •  fixed: Small memory leak in previous versions of VTM.
    •  fixed: "Restore last window position after restart" option did not work well in some cases.
Version 9.1.0.0
  • Release Date: May 30, 2016
  • Download(s):
    • new: VTM introduces the third animation format - WebP.
    • WebP format is best for Home usage (it has VTX capabilities, small filesize, the quality is great, up to 10 seconds of animation). It is fully supported by SUU Design software.
    • new: WebM/APNG/WebP selector is added to Environment window. More info in tooltip pop-up windows.
    • changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.
    • changed: Few cosmetic changes.
    • fixed: Rare Ultimate engine crashes are fixed.
    • fixed: VTM did not allow to select animation duration greater than 5 seconds for WebM animation format.
    • fixed: VTM is used by Videonizer's "Generate and add Screenslists" feature. That feature used to stop responding after proccesing certain amount of files in a batch.
Version 9.0.0.0 Version 8.0.0.2
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2016
  • Download(s):
    •  new: OGM and AVS extensions are added to "Add files with the folowing extensions" section.
    •  changed: JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF selector is back. You can choose core format in Environment window (core format is basic both for VTX and Classic output).

    •  changed: Audio/Video information module is updated.
    •  fixed: "Combine all files into one picture" did not work properly when "Incremental filenames" feature was set ON.
    • ----- Changes in Pictures Thumbnails Viewer -----
    •  new: "Close existing Video player instances before opening a new one (recommended)" is added to "Preferences..." window.
    •  new: "Delete Both - Video and Picture" option is added to right mouse button context menu (Shift+Delete hotkey).

    •  fixed: Non-alphabetical order of files in the Viewer under certain circumstances.
    •  special note: If you use Pictures Thumbnails Maker, you may want to install its latest version too, because PTM uses its own instance of Pictures Thumbnails Viewer.

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