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Thread: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    That is a bug but you must type some arguments. Try this:
    Code:
    imdb-thumbnailer --help

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    Oh, ok Yuzem. I thought it would work automatically like Avatar Factory did. I'll try that

    Thanks for your work!

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    The --unset-nautilus option doesn't remove it.

    1: It appears the test "[[ $1 = "-r" ]] && ..." is failing, so $thumbnailer isn't changed.
    2: Even if that worked, the call to gconftool ignores $thumbnailer.

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    What a strange thing...
    Could it be a bug in bash? Are you using Intrepid? I'm using hardy and I think it is working correctly here.

    Can you test this:
    Code:
    test=-r
    [[ $test = "-r" ]] && echo yes
    Does it say yes?

    Maybe replacing line 221 with:
    Code:
    		[[ $1 ]] && thumbnailer='/usr/bin/gnome-video-thumbnailer -s %s %u %o'
    Thanks for reporting.

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    2 question:

    this work on ArchLinux?
    if yes, in what format should be the film name?

    I've tried with "the truman show (1998).avi" but nothing...

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    It works on nautilus and thunar (gnome or xfce).
    I think that it should work also in kde but I don't know how to set the thumbnailer.

    It uses google to search, the first result is taken. From your example:

    site:imdb.com/title the truman show (1998)


    In that case it should work also without the year, it is very flexible.
    Maybe you haven't set the thumbnailer. Read the instructions:
    Code:
    imdb-thumbnailer --help
    If you are using nautilus, nautilus does not update the thumbnail when the file is renamed, you have to update it manually:
    Code:
    imdb-thumbnailer -u video1.avi video2.avi etc...
    Last edited by Yuzem; February 1st, 2009 at 05:34 PM.

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    mmm this is not the right cover...
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    That is very strange, I just created a text file named "The Truman Show (1998).avi" and I get the right cover.

    Are you using thunar or nautilus?

    Try this at the command line:
    (Replace /films/path and be sure that those files don't exist or they will be overwrite)
    Code:
    > "/films/path/The  Truman Show (1998) 1.avi"
    and/or:
    Code:
    > "/films/path/The  Truman Show.avi"
    Do they get the right cover?

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    what kind of command is this?

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    Re: Howto: Movie covers as video thumbnails (hack) (it works for books too)

    It creates those files, you can use "touch" instead:

    Code:
    touch "/films/path/The  Truman Show.avi"
    "touch" is better since it doesn't overwrite any file.

    ">" is used normally like this:

    Code:
    echo "testing" > ~/Desktop/test
    It creates a file named test in your desktop containing the text: "testing"

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