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#1 2013-02-17 05:51:07

breed808
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From: Australia
Registered: 2012-10-27
Posts: 15

e17 - No mkv video thumbnails or previews

Hi all, I'm at my wit's end trying to fix this.

When using the elementary file manager, it simply will not generate video thumbnails or video previews for .mkv files (video/x-matroska), despite doing so for .avi, .mp4, .m4v, and others.

I believe I have the necessary gstreamer packages:

pacman -Qs gstreamer
local/gstreamer0.10 0.10.36-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework
local/gstreamer0.10-bad 0.10.23-3
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Bad Plugin libraries (gst-plugins-bad)
local/gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins 0.10.23-3 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Bad Plugins (gst-plugins-bad)
local/gstreamer0.10-base 0.10.36-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base plugin libraries
local/gstreamer0.10-base-plugins 0.10.36-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base Plugins (gst-plugins-base)
local/gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg 0.10.13-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    Gstreamer FFMpeg Plugin
local/gstreamer0.10-good 0.10.31-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Good plugin libraries
local/gstreamer0.10-good-plugins 0.10.31-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Good Plugins (gst-plugins-good)
local/gstreamer0.10-ugly 0.10.19-5
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Ugly plugin libraries
local/gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins 0.10.19-5 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Ugly Plugins (gst-plugins-ugly)

Also, looking in the 'File Icons Settings' menu, 'video/x-matroska' does not appear, which seems to imply that the filemanager isn't creating thumbnails/previews due to not recognising the filetype.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Last edited by breed808 (2013-02-17 05:59:40)

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#2 2013-02-17 06:53:19

breed808
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From: Australia
Registered: 2012-10-27
Posts: 15

Re: e17 - No mkv video thumbnails or previews

Interestingly, if I build the emotion package with xine support, I get sound output but no video output during the preview, and thumbnails are still not generated. Building the package with vlc support got no further results.

Last edited by breed808 (2013-02-17 07:10:16)

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#3 2013-02-18 10:32:51

89c51
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Registered: 2012-06-05
Posts: 732

Re: e17 - No mkv video thumbnails or previews

I have the exact packages installed and it works flawlessly.

I am using E17 from the arch repo. If you built it yourself you might be missing something.

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