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I've recently upgraded from F7 to F10 and was surprised to see that ffmpegthumbnailer hasn't made it into the yum repo's yet!

As I use ffmpegthumbnailer for PS3 Video thumbnails I needed to find a solution to this.

If I had the time I'd knock up a .spec file & rpm, but for the time being I thought I'd post my bodge.... NUMBER ONE, if you've never typed "configure;make;make install" before you need to install the development tools.

sudo yum groupinstall "development tools"

Next pick up a couple of extra dependencies...

sudo yum install libpng libpng-devel ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel

You should now find that, if you download the source, unpack it - gunzip ffmpegthumbnailer-1.5.0.tar.gz;tar -xvf ffmpegthumbnailer-1.5.0.tar and cd ffmpegthumbnailer-1.5.0 hopefully you can complete ./configure without any errors.

If you try make at this point it'll probably fail with errors, this is how I fixed that....

cd /usr/include/ffmpeg/ ln -s libavcodec/avcodec.h ./ ln -s libavformat/avformat.h ./ ln -s libswscale/swscale.h ./ ln -s libavformat/avio.h ./

Now you can... get back to the build

cd ~/ffmpegthumbnailer-1.5.0 make sudo make install

If all has gone well you should have a working install :)



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