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#1 2017-08-01 03:44:13

huey665
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Registered: 2017-08-01
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Tumbler/Thunar not making thumbnails for videos

I did a fresh install of Fedora 26 with XFCE desktop and tumbler doesn't seem to make thumbnails for any video files I have, like mkv, mp4, webm, etc. I had the same problem on my old Fedora 25 install and I could never figure it out.

I have the most up to date XFCE/everything else for fedora 26; XFCE 4.12.1-10, thunar 1.6.12-1 and tumbler 0.1.32-1. I have the following gstreamer packages
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I have show thumbnails enabled in thunar (always).

I don't think it is a selinux problem as I've tested multiple times after running

sudo setenforce 0

.

My tumbler.rc file is the default, with the following under video thumbnailers

# ffmpegthumbnailer plugin
[FfmpegThumbnailer]
Disabled=false
Priority=2
Locations=
MaxFileSize=0

# GStreamer plugin
[GstThumbnailer]
Disabled=false
Priority=1
Locations=
MaxFileSize=0

I once tried switching ffmpegthumbnailer to a lower priority but that didn't do anything.


Edit:

dbus-monitor --session --monitor interface=org.freedesktop.thumbnails.Thumbnailer1

shows nothing when going to a folder with videos.

This is what my /usr/share/thumbnailers folder looks right, is this normal?
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I don't see one for gstreamer (not sure if needed), but the ffmpegthumbnailer file here does list mime types for all videos - yet tumbler doesn't seem to fall back to it, even if I disable gstreamer explicitly

Update: If I run ffmpegthumbnailer -i file.mp4 -o thumbnail.jpg it successfully creates the video thumbnail (and gives selinux errors at the same time, which doesn't matter at the moment as I have selinux on warning mode)... How can I make tumbler use this method? As I said I've tried disabling gstreamer in the .rc file, as well as switching the priorities.

Edit: Wait a minute, do I need .so files for ffmpeg/gstreamer in this folder? Because I don't, and I see references to their filenames on google
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^^ Installed tumbler-extras and now I have a gstreamer .so file in that directory, but it still isn't making video thumbnails or showing any output on dbus-monitor when I browse a video folder. I've deleted cache file and restarted

Last edited by huey665 (2017-08-01 06:15:36)

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#2 2017-08-01 07:59:28

ozjd
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Re: Tumbler/Thunar not making thumbnails for videos

I'm using Korora 25 which is a Fedora remix and video thumbnails work fine here. One difference I can see is that I have a lot more gstreamer and gstreamer1 packages than you list.

gstreamer.x86_64                                                                0.10.36-15.fc25           
gstreamer-ffmpeg.x86_64                                                    0.10.13-16.fc25           
gstreamer-plugins-bad.x86_64                                            0.10.23-7.fc24                   
gstreamer-plugins-bad-free.x86_64                                     0.10.23-35.fc25           
gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras.x86_64                          0.10.23-35.fc25           
gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree.x86_64                               0.10.23-3.fc24                   
gstreamer-plugins-base.x86_64                                          0.10.36-15.fc25           
gstreamer-plugins-good.x86_64                                          0.10.31-17.fc25           
gstreamer-plugins-good-extras.x86_64                               0.10.31-17.fc25           
gstreamer-plugins-ugly.x86_64                                            0.10.19-19.fc24                 
gstreamer-python.x86_64                                                    0.10.22-11.fc25           
gstreamer-tools.x86_64                                                       0.10.36-15.fc25           
gstreamer1.i686                                                                  1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1.x86_64                                                             1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1-libav.x86_64                                                     1.10.5-1.fc25     
gstreamer1-plugin-openh264.x86_64                                 1.10.4-1.fc25                 
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free.x86_64                                  1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras.x86_64                       1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-gtk.x86_64                            1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld.x86_64                          1.10.5-1.fc25     
gstreamer1-plugins-base.i686                                             1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1-plugins-base.x86_64                                        1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1-plugins-good.x86_64                                        1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras.x86_64                             1.10.5-1.fc25                     
gstreamer1-plugins-ugly.x86_64                                          1.10.5-3.fc25     
gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free.x86_64

Many of those come from RPMfusion and I think were included in Korora OOTB. Do you have RPMFusion repos setup?

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#3 2017-08-02 18:57:49

olivierd
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Re: Tumbler/Thunar not making thumbnails for videos

I also use the RPMFusion repo and everything works fine (on my Fedora 25 box with releases 0.1.32 and 0.2.0). I build my own package, because by default video thumbnailers failed.

Below list of GStreamer1 packages installed (tumblerd depends of GStreamer 1.0 API):

gstreamer1.x86_64             
gstreamer1-devel.x86_64            
gstreamer1-libav.x86_64 
gstreamer1-plugin-openh264.x86_64  
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free.x86_64        
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-devel.x86_64             
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras.x86_64           
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-gtk.x86_64          
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld.x86_64  
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-nonfree.x86_64  
gstreamer1-plugins-base.x86_64              
gstreamer1-plugins-base-devel.x86_64            
gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools.x86_64              
gstreamer1-plugins-fc.x86_64            
gstreamer1-plugins-good.x86_64               
gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras.x86_64             
gstreamer1-plugins-ugly.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free.x86_64           
gstreamer1-rtsp-server.x86_64               
gstreamer1-rtsp-server-devel.x86_64

Even if you install ffmpegthumbnailer and set in tumbler.rc, video are not displayed, because this option is not enabled during configure stage.

Thunar shows me thumbnails of .mp4 videos (not tested with others containers).

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#4 2017-08-02 22:46:22

ozjd
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From: Hawkesbury NSW Australia
Registered: 2012-02-05
Posts: 420
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Re: Tumbler/Thunar not making thumbnails for videos

olivierd wrote:

I also use the RPMFusion repo and everything works fine (on my Fedora 25 box with releases 0.1.32 and 0.2.0). I build my own package, because by default video thumbnailers failed.

Even if you install ffmpegthumbnailer and set in tumbler.rc, video are not displayed, because this option is not enabled during configure stage.

I use the default Fedora and RPMFusion packages and have video thumbnails in Thunar 1.6.11 so they do work. No need to build own packages.

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