TOKYO (MacHouse) – When we switched to Windows OS for software development at the end of last October (2011), we knew what we wanted to make. The initial goal was develop something similar to an existing Mac software title called Movie2Shot, which is currently available at Mac App Store. We always wanted to develop a Windows application that 1) would allow the user to drag and drop a video file onto a drop box, 2) take as many screenshots as they want with just a click on a button. Well… The road was long, and we encountered quite a lot of difficulty.
A major problem in developing video players is the result of Microsoft‘s reluctance or inability in updating resources required to support multimedia files. DirectX SDK is something that we could use except that it’s more than two years old. And it doesn’t even support the 64-bit system.
Whew… Finally, a long journey is over. We are happy to announce a new software title called Vid2Pics. It’s a Windows desktop application that is equivalent to Movie2Shot. So Vid2Pics lets you load a video clip by dragging and dropping a file onto a drop box. Then just click on the Shot button at the right frame to take a movie screenshot. Vid2Pics also offers two approaches by which you can take multiple movie screenshots. It supports about a dozen video container formats including AVI, MKV, M4V, MOV, MPEG, WMV. Of course, your system must have right media decoders to let Vid2Pics read your video files.
Click on the button for more information on Vid2Pics.
Vid2Pics is a product of MacHouse.
Windows is a product of Microsoft Corporation.
The video clips that are used for this application’s User’s Guide come from the Internet Archive