Developing a youtube like video thumbnail

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Aug 5, 2011 6:46:13 PM via Website

Hi,

i am trying to develp a program with android using eclipse. I did the tutorial about the gridview. Its working fine.

Now i want to transform my project to a video thumbnails. I want to display a list of videos available online via streaming (youtube, dailymotion, etc).
I want to display a sample picture of the video on each video.

Is it possible to code a generic code to generate en display a sample picture whatever the website source video is from ?

thanks

Aug 7, 2011 11:47:23 PM via Website

I'm not sure the best way to do this. Maybe you could download a small portion of each video and extract an image from that. You could download 1 frame or 1 second of each video and extract an image from it.

I found an open source api for uncompressing/extracting from videos: http://www.xuggle.com/xuggler/