I am looking for a windows video player with the seek preview feature, like the one in the Hulu player described as follows: "Seek Preview displays a preview thumbnail when the mouse hovers over a spot in the timeline". Any ideas? I haven't noticed this feature in the major video apps like WMP and VLC.
You could use a video editor instead. A lightweight one. Say, something which is only meant for basic cutting and slicing. Absent a truly hardcore nonlinear video player (tm) it's what I am personally using. I would recommend Solveigmm Video Splitter, because it's relatively fast.
I suspect online services like Hulu or YouTube can be much faster about seek previews because they cache the previews. Solveigmm unfortunately does not do this. You'll have to wait for the previews to load everytime you load the video file, and everything you zoom in to a level further than you have been working at.