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Package request (MX-18): EZthumb

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Package request (MX-18): EZthumb

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Post by JayM » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:37 am

EZthumb uses ffmpeg to scan a video file, take a bunch of screenshot-like samples, resize them to thumbnail-size, then makes a contact sheet/montage image from them, along with some technical info about the video (size, length, resolution, codecs) in text in the upper-left corner. It's handy for people who share videos online, so others can preview the video's content and quality prior to downloading it, as well as for those with a large video collection as it helps them to keep track of which video is which, in case they forget, without having to open them in a media player. EZthumb comes with a GUI and can also be run as a command-line utility. Here's an example from its SourceForge web page:

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https://sourceforge.net/projects/ezthumb/

Installation/compiling instructions are found near the bottom of the Readme.txt file. All of its dependencies are already in the repository. Its icons, for the MX start menu, are in its external/icons directory.

There are some video thumbnail apps in the repository but what those do is create a single small thumbnail for use by file managers to show a preview icon. They don't create a contact sheet of screen caps like EZthumb does.
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Re: Package request (MX-18): EZthumb

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Post by Stevo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:03 pm

For what it's worth, SMPlayer has that capability with its Thumbnail Generator, plus the font looks a lot better than in that screenshot.

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Re: Package request (MX-18): EZthumb

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Post by JayM » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:30 pm

Re: SMplayer, I didn't know it could make thumbnails like that. That's a useful thing to know as an alternative. The handy thing about EZthumb though, is you can queue and process multiple files as a batch job rather than having to open, pause then create a thumbnail of each individual video one at a time. You can enqueue then start thumbnailing an entire directory of vids then go do something else while it's making your thumbnails.

Re: font, EZthumb uses the system's font by default but that can be changed to anything you want on its configuration page.
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Re: Package request (MX-18): EZthumb

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Post by Stevo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:35 pm

OK, I have some time now to look into packaging it.

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Re: Package request (MX-18): EZthumb

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Post by Stevo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:28 pm

Packages done for MX 15-18, headed for test repo. Can be downloaded and installed early from this link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vNTHJ ... WPxJLx559t

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Re: Package request (MX-18): EZthumb

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Post by JayM » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:16 am

Thanks!
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