Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

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Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

Post by browsebot » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:47 pm

For downloaded video, can/does XBMC4XBOX (or even mainline XBMC) create a thumbnail of the video that is displayed when the video file is highlighted? If so, where is this option enabled? I have noticed that when I highlight video files, a thumbnail box is displayed to the right side, but no thumbnail is actually displayed. Can XBMC4XBOX create the thumbnail automatically based on a preview of the first frame of video, or is this something that has to be created/done manually for each video? Thanks for any assistance.

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Re: Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

Post by BuZz » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:01 pm

Xbmc can, but xbmc4xbox doesn't have this feature

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Re: Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

Post by browsebot » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:26 pm

Thanks for the insight, Buzz. I was going crazy trying to figure this out.

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Re: Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:34 pm

BuZz wrote:Xbmc can, but xbmc4xbox doesn't have this feature
Care to expand on this? Is it because the scanner would have to open the file and extract the frame, which could be CPU extensive and slow when scanning? Is this the same as the scanning of codec and other metadata for videos, which is why you opted not include this some time ago!
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Re: Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

Post by BuZz » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:36 pm

Slow, and high memory usage probably. I might include it as an option though. Yep, same as getting codec info etc

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Re: Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

Post by r32crazy01 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:32 pm

I have got this feature working on my xbox, I found most of the code already existed in DVDFileInfo.cpp so it was pretty straightforward forward to get working. I find it very useful, but as Buzz mention it's resource heavy.

By default it's disabled, you can enable it by going into Settings->Video->File Lists->Extract thumbnails and video info. You can ignore the video information part (existing string).

http://redmine.exotica.org.uk/issues/334

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Re: Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

Post by Sychose » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:54 pm

That would be nice to include it as an option in the next version :-)

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Re: Can XBMC auto-create video thumbnails?

Post by byron » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:32 am

If it works you should definitely submit a patch...nice little option imo

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