[MPlayer-users] Creating Thumbnails of Videos

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon Sep 21 12:19:24 CEST 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 11:52:09AM +0200, Oliver Seitz wrote:
> > Hi, I'm using MPlayer to automatically create thumbnails from a video. I
> > can successfully create thumbnails, but I cannot figure out a way to
> > identify the orientation of the video.
> So some of your videos are, say, 640x480, while others are 480x640? Or are
> they always 640x480 and the camera was held sideways when recording? In
> this second case it's quite simple: It can't be done.

Not completely true, the mov file _can_ contain such information.
You'll still have to find some way to extract it yourself, neither
MPlayer nor FFmpeg support it so far.

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