I just wanted to know if there was a way to obtain a preview thumbnail of videos uploaded to a website like on Youtube.com? I have been told that the hosting package you have has to have ffmpeg encoder installed which allows this preview thumbnail to appear on the website.
But what I want to know is if there is a way to have preview thumbnails on a website without this ffmpeg codec installed? Perhaps through a third party software installed on the website itself or a script that could be added to the code of the website to generate these preview thumbnail images?
All help would be most welcome.