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Package thumbnailer provides a more efficient media thumbnailer than available with native Go processing libraries through ffmpeg bindings.

For a comprehensive list of file formats supported by default see main.go:Process().


  • Go >= 1.10
  • C11 compiler
  • make
  • pkg-config
  • pthread
  • ffmpeg >= 4.1 libraries (libavcodec, libavutil, libavformat, libswscale)


  • ffmpeg should be compiled with all the dependency libraries for formats you want to process. On most Linux distributions you should be fine with the packages in the stock repositories.
  • Ubuntu patches to ffmpeg on some Ubuntu versions <19.10 break this library. In this case, please compile from unmodified ffmpeg sources using:
sudo apt build-dep ffmpeg
git clone https://git.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git ffmpeg
cd ffmpeg
git checkout n4.1
make -j`nproc`
sudo make install


Go media thumbnailer

Thumbnailer Info

⭐ Stars 127
🔗 Source Code github.com
🕒 Last Update 4 months ago
🕒 Created 5 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 7
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 18
😎 Author bakape