A completely cool feature I had not noticed on the PlayStation 3 allows you to create icons for the video files on your hard drive. These icons are, brilliantly, created from any fifteen seconds of your video file.
- While playing a video find the start of a fifteen second clip you wish to use. You can fast scan and slow scan and pause, don’t forget. If it’s a trailer, it may be handy to bring up the video details by pressing the SELECT button and waiting for the last fifteen seconds.
- When you’ve found the right moment press the (triangle) button to bring up video options and look for the Change Icon, er, icon on the top row. It looks like this:
- Select it and confirm. The PS3 will whir away for a few seconds and next time you are in the Videos section of the Cross Media Bar (XMB) you will see the little animated icon in the list instead of the generic video file icon.
Here is the entry in PS3 manual.