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Old 08-11-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy FC4: no more video thumbnails in Nautilus


Since upgrading from Core 3 to Core 4 several weeks ago, I've noticed that thumbnails of videos are no longer being generated in Nautilus folders. The clock icon is shown for a few seconds and then the default .avi icon is displayed.

Some video codec must be missing. But which? I have xine-0.99.4-1.2.fc4, xine-lib-1.1.0-1.2, and totem-1.0.4-1 installed.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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I'm not entirely sure if this would work... but I remember seeing in the Nautilus preferences an option to select the maximum size of a file to attempt a thumbnail on. Could it have something to do with that?

Checking now...

Ok. From a Nautilus window. Edit --> Preferences --> Preview tab.

"Only for file smaller than..."

I have no idea if that's where the problem is... but it's worth a shot.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for pointing that out. I so rarely use the Nautilus browser that I was not aware of those settings. I set previewing to the maximum file size -- 1G -- but still no go.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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My Solution

I had fun times trying to figure this one out. I got it to work though. Im using Fedora 3. Heres what I did

1. Install "totem-xine". This has the "totem-video-thumbnailer" package which nautilus uses to generate thumbnail images (these images are placed in the "~/.thumbnails" directory). You can do a "yum search totem-xine" from the command prompt then use yum to install it when it finds it.

2. Modify "gconf" by going to Applications->System Tools->Configuration Editor. Navigate to /desktop/gnome/thumbnailers. For each media type, I have the value "totem-video-thumbnailer %u %o" (changed from "gst-thumbnail %u %o").

3. Go to "~/.thumbnails/fail/" and delete all the files in that directory. (You can also delete the whole "~/.thumbnails" directory. Nautilus automatically generates this.

This is where I got the bulk of my information: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/nauti...msg00067.html.

All credits to them for figuring it out

Last edited by bazaloo; 09-16-2005 at 12:19 PM.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 09:43 PM   #5
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bazaloo, thanks for this information; it is very helpful. I deleted totem-xine a month or so ago because it is was conflicting with xine; that explains why thumbnail generation stopped. Alas, I still get the conflct error with yum if I try to re-install xine-totem, so I will have to inquire further.

Can you tell me which xine-totem package you have installed? The package that yum refuses to install is: totem-xine-1.0.4-0.lvn.2

Thanks!

Last edited by Kropotkin; 09-04-2005 at 09:49 PM.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:28 PM   #6
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I have "totem-xine-0.99.22-0.lvn.4.3.i386" installed. Maybe you can find the rpm somewhere and install it manually. I think the command is "rpm -iqv <packageName>.rpm". Do a "man rpm" just to make sure that the parameters are correct.
Also, its "totem-xine" and not "xine-totem". If you "yum search xine-totem" then yum wont find it.
 
  


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