[gst-devel] video thumbnailer?

Joshua N Pritikin jpritikin at pobox.com
Tue Apr 11 22:27:06 CEST 2006

On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 10:44:11PM +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 00:07 +0530, Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> > Until recently, I was using gnome-video-thumbnailer to pull out a single
> > frame from a video to use as a thumbnail.
> > 
> > I upgraded some gnome packages and gnome-video-thumbnailer disappeared.
> > I presume that nautilus now creates thumbnails without forking.
> No, it probably uses totem-video-thumbnailer. It's included in Totem and
> gnome-video-thumbnailer was a link to it in the past few versions of
> GNOME in Debian and Ubuntu.

Ah ha!

> > So is there a simple command line script (gst-launch?) which I can use
> > to create a thumbnail for MPEG video?  It would be cool to skip 10% of
> > the frames but I'll take the first frame if that's simpler.
> Totem skips 33% inside the file, or the first few frames if the video is
> less than 10 seconds. Should be easy enough to modify if you recompile
> your Totem.

No that's fine.  33% is just as good as 10% for my humble purposes.
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