Hi everyone,

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.

Many Thanks.

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Here's a drupal post. Don't know if it would work for you though:


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the codec is the only free way that I know of

Absolutely possible I believe there are a few ways to do so.

Hi Pgmco,

Can you suggest any ways of doing this?

Many thanks,

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