VideoThumbnail

VideoThumbnail

This is a helper program for ROX-Filer. It provides images for video files. It repackages my vidthumb.py script as a fully-fledged application directory.

Note: you need at least version 2.1.1 of ROX-Filer and 2.0.4 of ROX-Lib2

Installation

To set it up install it to a suitable place, such as ~/Apps, then run it normally. You should get the options window. Click on Install handlers and then OK on the list window that appears.

Make sure you have installed the required dependencies first.

Zero Install

ZeroInstall is a way of running programs without the need to install them. If you are a user of ZeroInstall then you can run VideoThumbnail via http://www.kerofin.demon.co.uk/2005/interfaces/VideoThumbnail when using the injector.

Requires

History

Version Release date Size Changes
0.0.1 Sat 08th November 2003 First release.
0.1.0 Mon 22nd December 2003 Re-written to be more object orientated.
0.1.1 Sun 11th January 2004 20K Updated for revised ROX-Lib2.
0.1.2 Wed 12th May 2004 20K Use fixed findrox.py. Fix reporting of exceptions. Can put length of clip in upper left corner. Error reporting controlled by options, defaults to silent.
0.1.3 5th August 2004 20K Added option to control which of the two generated frames we should use.
0.1.4 25th September 2004 19K Detemines which frame to use by the file format.
0.1.5 7th May 2005 20K MPlayer 1.0pre7 doesn't recognize the -z option, so don't use it. Options stored in XDG dirs now. Try to improve readability of time count. When thumbnail creation fails generate an image with a error message. Pass -noloop to mplayer.
0.1.6 8th October 2005 21K MPlayer supports video/x-ogm and application/x-matroska (Yuri Bongiorno). Added support for using totem-video-thumbnailer instead of MPlayer (Torsten Marek).
0.1.7 16th January 2006 21K Trying to fix install of MIME handlers when using the injector. If the frame file is missing, try getting the initial frame (fixes problem with short files having erroneous lengths). Bugfix: handle UTF-8 filenames (reported by Benjamin Peter).
0.1.8 1st March 2006 22K Fix typo in install of MIME handlers when using the injector.
0.1.9 1st March 2006 22K Fix another bug in install of MIME handlers when using the injector.
0.1.10 1st March 2006 22K Fix yet another bug in install of MIME handlers when using the injector.
0.1.11 1st March 2006 22K Fix yet another bug in install of MIME handlers when using the injector.
0.1.12 1st March 2006 22K Fix yet another bug in install of MIME handlers when using the injector.
0.1.13 14th January 2007 23K Added i18n support. Fix command line handling. Option to place the time label at right hand side, to avoid being obscured by symlink/xattr emblems. Use -vf-clr option for MPlayer to clear video filters (Christian W. Zuckschwerdt).
0.1.14 5th September 2008 24K Removed cause of deprecation warning. Can handle application/x-flash-video. Added interface to test and set handler for a type by dropping a sample file.

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Stephen Watson webmaster@kerofin.demon.co.uk
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