ffmpegthumbnailer - Man Page

fast and lightweight video thumbnailer


ffmpegthumbnailer [options]


Ffmpegthumbnailer is a lightweight video thumbnailer that can be used by file managers to create thumbnails for your video files. The thumbnailer uses ffmpeg to decode frames from the video files, so supported videoformats depend on the configuration flags of ffmpeg.



: input file


: output file


: thumbnail size (use 0 for original size) (default: 128)


: image quality (0 = bad, 10 = best) (default: 8) (only for jpeg)


: override image format (jpeg or png) (default: determined by filename)


: time to seek to (percentage or absolute time hh:mm:ss) (default: 10%)


: ignore aspect ratio and generate square thumbnail


: create a movie strip overlay


: prefer embedded image metadata over video content


: display this help


Written by Dirk Vanden Boer.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <http://code.google.com/p/ffmpegthumbnailer/issues/list>