Creating a thumbnail to represent a video is a frequent task when presenting media on a website. I previously created a shell script to create a preview video from a larger video, much like many adult sites provide. Let’s view how we can create a preview thumbnail from a video!
Developers can use `
ffmpeg, an incredible open source media utility, to create a thumbnail. To create a thumbnail from the first frame of a video, execute the following command:
ffmpeg -i input.webm -vf "select=eq(n\,34)" -vframes 1 thumbnail.png
Providing a video thumbnail is a great tool convert images into video views. You don’t need fancy software and manual labor to create thumbnails — use
One of the worst kept secrets about AJAX on the web is that the underlying API for it,
XMLHttpRequest, wasn’t really made for what we’ve been using it for. We’ve done well to create elegant APIs around XHR but we know we can do better. Our effort to…