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    Hello everyone. I am new to Ubuntu and I have recently noticed that all my video files cannot or will not display video thumbnails instead all video files as displayed with a video icon. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and my video player is VLC. Can somebody help me please?

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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    Do you have libxine1-ffmpeg installed? That may be needed for some thumbnails.
    Try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg
    Then to force nautilus to generate new thumbnails by executing.

    Code:
    rm -r $HOME/.thumbnails/fail
    rm -r $HOME/.thumbnails/normal
    killall -9 nautilus
    These commands will remove (delete) thumbnails from these folders.
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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    I didn't ask the ? but i was searching for an answer. I wanted to say thank you for the info, it worked perfectly for me. I'm still an ubuntu noob but in time hopefully i will be able to answer ? for those in need as well.

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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    Quote Originally Posted by horton4483 View Post
    I didn't ask the ? but i was searching for an answer. I wanted to say thank you for the info, it worked perfectly for me. I'm still an ubuntu noob but in time hopefully i will be able to answer ? for those in need as well.
    @horton4483...your welcome...glad to help.
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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    I did as per instructions:

    prescilla@prescilla:~$ sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg
    [sudo] password for prescilla:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    libxine1-ffmpeg is already the newest version.
    The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
    libcrypto++8
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    prescilla@prescilla:~$ rm -r $HOME/.thumbnails/fail
    prescilla@prescilla:~$ rm -r $HOME/.thumbnails/normal
    prescilla@prescilla:~$ killall -9 nautilus
    prescilla@prescilla:~$

    still my videos does not display in thumbnails (

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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    The same happens to me in Ubuntu Precise 12.04 beta 1, installed libxine1-ffmpeg but it did not solve the problem.

    I can see that the issue is with some mp4 videos

    any ideas?

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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    @jtarin about post #4
    It works perfect.

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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    Nautilus Ubuntu Missing Thumbnails
    The thumbnails in Nautilus do not seem to be regenerated, once the correct libraries or codecs for different video formats are installed. If one has opened the folder filled with videos without installing codecs, there's a chance they have been blacklisted by the thumbnailer.

    The solution is to open the /home/[username]/.thumbnails folder and delete all files in fail folder.

    After that, to restart Nautilus from a command line, do:
    >killall nautilus

    >nautilus &

    Now it should regenerate the thumbnails.

    If this does not work, please make sure you are able to play those videos, and correct libraries to play them are installed.

    You can also try deleting all files in the all folders in.thumbnails.

    courtesy of http://fixed-it.blogspot.com/2009/08...humbnails.html

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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I tried what jtarin said, but my video thumbnails aren't generating again, any solutions?
    thanks.

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    Re: nautilus video thumbnails problem

    Nope, me neither.

    How come this thread is marked as solved?

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