[wp-hackers] Thumbnails for Locally Hosted Videos?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Feb 17 06:51:16 GMT 2009

n Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:45 AM, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
> "Daniel Torreblanca" <regulatethis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you're on a debian-based system or anything with a
>> decent package manager: "apt-get install ffmpeg" is
>>  all it takes ;)
> And when the site is hosted on Windows...? ;-)
> (Seriously, I've got a client who decided to host using Apache on Windows!)

a) You get the guy into a good psychiatrist program.
b) Failing that: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/ffmpeg

The WordPress Video Solution Framework (what they use for the video
stuff on wp.com) uses shell calls to the ffmpeg program to get
thumbnails. See here:

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