Kubuntu 16.04 and the stock file browser (
Dolphin) fails to render any video thumbnail previews at all
locally or on a samba share. Edit: Sliding the icon size bar to
96+ pixels causes the thumbnails to render locally - still no remote share rendering though.
Nautilus and video thumbnail previews work locally but not remotely. Supposedly there is a setting to enable thumbnails from all sources (defaulted to only work on local for some reason). Except on
Kubuntu, there is no way to access the preferences menu. I get that if I was running
GNOME I'd be able to access it via the top bar menu but it's effectively broken in
Kubuntu and you get nothing. Alt button does nothing either.
I then installed
Nemo and thought I finally almost had it when it worked locally and there was an accessible preferences menu (holy crap I've taken that for granted) and even after specifying to generate thumbnails always (local/remote) and even after specifying to do it for files up to 100mb when the biggest videos are like 4mb, it still does not work! Even rebooted.
I've installed every
'*thumb*' package from
synaptic I could find that seemed relevant.
I'm at my whits end on this one. What am I missing?