Video Thumbnails in Ubuntu (Linux)

For the thumbnails to be created the ffmpeg package must be installed. This package can simply be installed by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

The thumbnails will automatically be created. However, in cause no thumbnails are being created then delete all the files in the .thumbnails folder under user home directory (~):

sudo rm -r ~/.thumbnails/fail

Update for Ubuntu 12.10

The path for the failed thumbnails has been modified. Use this command:

sudo rm -r ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/

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