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asked 2013-02-15 07:43:35 -0500

yanglifu90 gravatar image

Fedora 18, I can play mp4 files, nautilus not displaying thumbnails, what package(s) am I missing?

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answered 2013-02-15 13:10:31 -0500

yanglifu90 gravatar image

Removing failed thumbnails located at ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory works

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answered 2013-07-03 21:28:50 -0500

ernesto gravatar image

In nautilus the image/video previews are generated by the app totem-video-thumbnailer Check if you have it install by running:

ls -l /usr/bin/totem-video-thumbnailer

Second, you need the proper codecs installed.

For 32 bit systems you need:

yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg

whereas for a 64 bit system you need:

yum -y install gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools updates gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-base gstreamer1

In order to install these codecs you need to install the RPM fusion repositories.

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answered 2013-02-15 11:11:51 -0500

mether gravatar image

IIRC you need gstreamer-plugins-bad from RPMFusion

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answered 2017-01-29 16:19:12 -0500

EL_DON gravatar image

I found that the default maximum file size for generating previews was 1 MB on my system. Since many videos are bigger than that, I wasn't getting thumbnails for them. To solve this problem, go into the file manager, Edit> Preferences> Preview> Change "Only for files smaller than" to something bigger.


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