iTunes: How to set the poster frame of movies

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A "poster frame" is a still image of a movie that appears as the movie's icon in the Videos playlist. The default poster frame is the first frame in the movie.

To change a movie's poster frame:

  1. In iTunes, play the movie in a separate window (not in full screen or the main window).
  2. Drag the playhead to the desired frame.
  3. Right-click (or Control-click) the movie window, and from the shortcut menu, choose Set Poster Frame.

Note: You can only change the poster frame of videos you import. You can't set the poster frame of videos purchased from the iTunes Store, muxed (multiplexed) videos including MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files, and 3GP videos.

Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012

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