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Does anybody know how get thumbnails for Hi10p videos?

I've tried installing the most recent versions of VLC and ffmpeg but neither work for this purpose.


I managed to find the answers in a german forum!

In /usr/share/thumbnailers/totem.thumbnailer I replaced:

Exec=/usr/bin/totem-video-thumbnailer -s %s %u %o


Exec=/usr/bin/ffmpegthumbnailer -s %s -i %i -o %o -c png -f -t 10
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Could you add more information

Could you add ?

  • a sample file
  • how you are trying to make the thumbnail

At here

Looking Hi10P samples:


  • hotd-op-1080p-hi10p.mkv
  • [DHR-Raws][Osaka_Okan][03][AVC_Hi10P_AAC].mkv
  • pussinboots-tlr1_h1080p.mp4

The KDE 4.8 ffmpegthumbnailer is making the thumbnails without problems

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The ffmpegthumbnailer /1/ is making thumbnails

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The VLC is playing and taking snapshots from the clips

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:~$ vlc -v
VLC media player 2.0.5 Twoflower (revision 2.0.5-0-g1661b7d)

The screengen /2/ is making screenlist from the clips

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Thank you for answering. I had ffmpegthumbnailer installed too. But this is what I get with Hi10p videos: Is the same file you were using as an example (hotd-op-1080p-hi10p.mkv). Instead of the thumbnail, there is an orange icon. But I think it only happens with mkv Hi10p videos, because pussinboots-tlr1_h1080p.mp4 gets a thumbnail. – Salce Jan 12 '13 at 15:00

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