Create tiled video thumbnail images with metadata from command line
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2022-02-02 20:54:47 +01:00 Update 2022-02-02 20:54:47 +01:00 Added more meta information to output 2022-02-02 20:00:08 +01:00


Create tiled video thumbnail images with metadata


I was looking for a simple tool to create video thumbnail files, like I created years ago with "Media Player Classic". In my research I found a few tools for Windows, but only few for macOS and even less (none?) open source.

Instead I found a zsh/bash script from @zmwangx and the fork of @romanwarlock which were looking promising. Since I'm no expert in FFmpeg nor shell scripting I had some trouble adapting the script to my needs initially, but improved eventually.


Example image generated from "Spring" Example generated from Spring by Blender Studio


  • FFmpeg
  • FFprobe (comes with FFmpeg)