[wishlist] video thumbnails

Peter Matulis peter.matulis at canonical.com
Tue Oct 23 14:29:07 UTC 2012

On 10/22/2012 08:03 PM, ∅ wrote:
> 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]. 

I can confirm that this workaround works for pcmanfm.  Thanks!

I'm curious what it takes to get other video applications (such as
Shotwell) to also show thumbnails.


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