[MEncoder-users] Thumbnail creation

131071 131071 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 15:00:14 CEST 2006


due to the deadline approaching rapidly, i abandoned the mplayer path and
switched back to ffmpeg for the thumbs while still using it for conversion
to FLV. I issue

ffmpeg -i foo.mov -ss 15 -t 1 -r 1 -s 160x120 -y foo_thumb_%03d.jpg

and it does what i want. The only drawback is that another software needs to
be installed on the server, but that's ok as long as I don't have to cope
with the very strange behaviour of the current mplayer version.

Thank you all very much for the quick help : )

On 8/9/06, Ivo <ivop at euronet.nl> wrote:

> I assume that's a recent svn checkout?
> And what's the source file format? Can you seek in it normally when you
> just
> play the file? If Nicolas George's suggestion (mplayer fubar.avi -ss
> 360 -frames 5 -vo pnm) does not work, could you post the output of
> mplayer -v fubar.avi -ss 360 -frames 1 -vo pnm ?
> --Ivo

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