[wishlist] video thumbnails

carsrcoffins23 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 23 00:03:20 UTC 2012

we were asked for wishlists and applications and such for the next release [1] and a little discussion on the facebook group revealed that we can add video thumbnails without much effort. for one, we need to add the package ffmpegthumbnailer [2] which appears to be relatively lightweight. then adapting the suggestion from this ubuntu-based blog [3] we copy a "totem.thumbnailer" file [4] to /usr/share/thumbnailers. log out (or restart pcmanfm if you know what you're doing; i just did "killall pcmanfm && nohup pcmanfm --desktop --profile lubuntu &> /dev/null &") and you've got thumbnails. i should add there's a wishlist bug for this already [5]. 


[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lubuntu-users/2012-October/002743.html
[2] http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=ffmpegthumbnailer
[3] http://www.hecticgeek.com/2011/11/how-to-make-ffmpegthumbnailer-work-in-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/
[4] http://pastebin.com/U9mDm7kH
[5] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pcmanfm/+bug/1064089

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