Create video thumbnail using ffmpeg/mplayer

Create thumbnail with ffmpeg

To create thumbnail from video using ffmpeg, use


HH:MM:SS = replace with time where you want to take screen shot.

1.jpg = is the tumbnail image generated.

Create thumbnail with mplayer


-ss = you can specify time in seconds or in hh:mm:ss format.

-frames 2 = create 2 thumbnails with name 00000001.jpg and 00000002.jpg

-ss 0:8:0 = thumbnail from 8th minutes


Create thumbnail with avconv

This will create thumbnail 1.jpeg from video.

-ss 00:01:00 – Time from where image is taken.

See ffmpeg

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