movie thumbnailer (mtn)

movie thumbnailer (mtn) -- saves thumbnails (screenshots) of movie or video files to jpeg files. It uses FFmpeg's libavcodec as its engine, so it supports all popular codecs, e.g. divx h264 mpeg1 mpeg2 mp4 vc1 wmv xvid, and formats, e.g. .3gp .avi .dat .mkv .wmv. mtn is open source software. It should run on all operating systems which have gcc, FFmpeg, and GD, for example, Linux and Windows.

mtn works similar to "mplayer -benchmark -nosound -quiet -zoom -vf scale=420:-3,tile=2:2 -vo jpeg:outdir=. -sstep 60 file.avi". but sstep and framestep options didn't work very well for me.

mtn comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details see file gpl-2.0.txt.

For project information, please visit SourceForge project summary page


Download & Installation

Current version: 200808a. What's news? See changelog.txt. For older releases, please visit download page.


mtn is a command-line program so its usage will mostly be done in a shell or command prompt. It has many options, the more frequently used ones are:

For more information, see detailed usage.

Support & Contact:

mtn is developed by tuit (tuitfun); though most of its magic is done by FFmpeg libraries. For support & contact, please use one of the forums.

Special Thanks:

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